Cody Rhodes pins Kurt Angle under the stars
Posted On July 18, 2020
Cody Rhodes wrestled one of his bucket-list matches tonight at the NEW Wrestling Under the Stars Event in in Wappingers Falls, NY.
Rhodes, 31, beat Kurt Angle with his Cross Rhodes finish in what was described as a shorter match than fans expected, but one in which they both got in all of their major spots. In particular, Angle got a huge reaction for his ankle lock, which Rhodes escaped prior to hitting his finish.
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In an interview with Ring Rust Radio earlier this week, Rhodes said regarding the Angle match: “I grew up in Atlanta, Georgia, and I was there in 1996 when he won the gold medal in freestyle with a broken neck. I feel like Kurt Angle has always been a part of my life as a fan, as a wrestler and now competing against one another. That one in particular is a gleaming name on the list that’s kind of pulsing, so whatever happens there is going to be very unique. The partnership that is just now cultivating, how it’s going to go and which way it’s going to work is Ring of Honor. They’re going to take me more places outside of the United States with some more International flavor and that’s really intriguing to me.”
Rhodes is on a mission to prove that he’s one of the best wrestlers in the world following his WWE release, and will be competing in the PWG Battle of Los Angeles tournament next weekend, facing Sami Callihan in the first round.
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