The American Nightmare is returning to a place that birthed the American Dream.
The American Nightmare Cody Rhodes, the son of the late, great American Dream Dusty Rhodes, will be in Florida when Ring of Honor conducts shows on Saturday, Nov. 11 in Fort Lauderdale and Sunday, Nov. 12 in Lakeland.
Dusty first became the American Dream while working for Championship Wrestling from Florida under the late, great Eddie Graham. He wrestled throughout Florida, including stops in Fort Lauderdale.
Cody will be wrestling Rocky Romero in Fort Lauderdale on Saturday, Nov. 11 at the War Memorial Auditorium. During the later stages of his career, Dusty actually worked an ECW show at the War Memorial Auditorium in 2000 teaming with Tommy Dreamer against Steve Corino (with Jack Victory) and Rhino. In 2002, Dusty battled Corino and Terry Funk in a three-way for MLW at the War Memorial.
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Like his dad ruled the state, Cody is visiting Florida as The Man. He is the ROH Champ and also a part of the ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Champs along with his fellow Bullet Club members. His match against Romero in Fort Lauderdale is a title match.
Cody, 32, discusses Ring of Honor in Florida, what that means to him, his dad’s influence in Florida wrestling, birthing his own moniker the American Nightmare and more.
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Cody was named the Most Improved Wrestler of the Year in 2008 by Pro Wrestling Illustrated. A former WWE superstar, he was Ranked No. 23 of the Top 500 wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2012. He is a two-time WWE Intercontinental Champ, a three-time WWE World Tag Team Champ (with Hardcore Holly once and Ted DiBiase Jr. twice) and a three-time WWE Tag Team Champ (with Drew McIntyre once and half-brother Goldust twice). He has competed around the world, including Japan.
Cody discusses the American Nightmare nickname, defending the ROH title against Kota Ibushi at New Japan Pro Wrestling’s Wrestle Kingdom 12 on Jan. 4, 2018 at the Tokyo Dome in Japan, the announcement of Kenny Omega against Chris Jericho at Wrestle Kingdom 12, the magnitude of the annual Wrestle Kingdom events and more.
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Omega will participate in this Florida swing of Ring of Honor touring. The Elite (Omega, Rhodes, Young Bucks) will be part of ROH meet-n-greets before the Florida shows.
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Omega, the Young Bucks and more will be in action, too, during the Florida shows as ROH is preparing for Final Battle, which is Dec. 15 at the Manhattan Center’s Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC.
Cody has come a long way from his early days as a referee for his father’s Turnbuckle Championship Wrestling promotion. He discusses what it means to be steroid free, those he credits for training him, taking a bionic elbow from his dad, his favorite wrestling uncle and more.
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Joining Cody in Florida is his wife, Brandi, a former WWE ring announcer who is a wrestler, part of Ring of Honor’s Women of Honor. She will be co-starring on the reality TV series ‘WAGS Atlanta” in January 2018 on E!. That’s the same network that broadcasts WWE “Total Divas” and “Total Bellas.” On ‘WAGS Atlanta,’ will there be a new addition to the Rhodes family?
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- ROH in Fort Lauderdale
Ring of Honor returns to Fort Lauderdale on Saturday, Nov. 11 at 7 p.m. at the War Memorial Auditorium.
THE ELITE (IWGP UNITED STATES CHAMPION KENNY OMEGA and ROH WORLD SIX MAN TAG TEAM CHAMPION THE YOUNG BUCKS) vs. DALTON CASTLE, JAY LETHAL and ROH WORLD TELEVISION CHAMPION KENNY KING
ROH WORLD CHAMPION “THE AMERICAN NIGHTMARE” CODY vs. ROCKY ROMERO
ROH WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS THE MOTOR CITY MACHINE GUNS (ALEX SHELLEY and CHRIS SABIN) vs. THE KINGDOM (TK O’RYAN and VINNY MARSEGLIA)
SHANE TAYLOR vs. PUNISHMENT MARTINEZ
ROH WORLD SIX MAN TAG TEAM CHAMPION ADAM PAGE and THE VILLAIN MARTY SCURLL VS. BEST FRIENDS (BERETTA and CHUCKIE T.) VS. THE ADDICTION (CHRISTOPHER DANIELS and FRANKIE KAZARIAN)
MATT TAVEN vs. FLIP GORDON
Women of Honor will be represented with MANDY LEON and BRANDI RHODES.
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- ROH in Lakeland
Then on Sunday, Nov. 12, ROH will be in Lakeland at the RP Funding Center, 701 Lime St. Bell time 6 p.m.
- Road to ROH Final Battle
The Ring of Honor Final Battle PPV is Friday, Dec. 15 from the Manhattan Center’s Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City.
Click the link for info.
- Watch ROH
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