Cody Rhodes insists he’ll be pushing to play a part of WWE’s first UK stadium show when Clash at the Castle Rocks Cardiff in September.
Fans have already been busily snapping up tickets for the extravaganza that takes over the Principality Stadium in the early autumn.
Pre-sales earlier this week – including one exclusively for Daily Star readers on Thursday – have already created a major buzz online as fans clamour to be a part of the unmissable event.
It seems that eagerness extends to the WWE locker room, too, with Rhodes adamant he wants to be a part of the card.
The grappler recently returned to Vince McMahon’s fold after six years years honing his craft around the world – not to mention helping launch All Elite Wrestling.
Looking ahead to Clash at the Castle, the 36-year-old’s aims are clear – he wants a slice of the mayhem as an expected 75,000 crowd descends on Wales.
Inspired by the last major stadium show on these shores three decades ago, he reflected in a WWE interview: “As one of the biggest fans ever of SummerSlam 1992, I am shocked it’s taken this long.
“Clearly by the sign-up interest and the pre-sale interest and everything that's happening, this aims to be the biggest stadium show in the world. It truly does.
“It's one of those things as a member of the roster, I've got to find my way onto it.
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“I've got to find my way into a premium spot because I have watched SummerSlam ‘92 so many times I can do the commentary almost verbatim.
“It's our time now. It has been 30 years. It’s our time. It’s time for us to make our moment.”
The 1992 instalment of SummerSlam was held at London’s Wembley Stadium and was headlined by The British Bulldog’s capture of the Intercontinental title from brother-in-law Bret Hart.
That is regarded as one of WWE’s finest matches and, as a former ‘IC’ Champ himself, Rhodes admits he’s more than ready to go for that gold again as he continues a wider pursuit of the company’s top prize.
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“The Intercontinental run was a massive, massive deal for me because I felt like it put me in the position to continue up the card,” Rhodes added.
“I think if I was to have the IC Title now, I would be less interested in my own selfish climbing up of the card and more putting the Intercontinental Title on a pedestal… I think I could do wonders for it.
“My goal is the WWE Championship but there's a lot of roads to get there. No pun intended.
“If it runs through the Intercontinental Title I would be more than proud to carry one of the industry's most prestigious Championships.”
WWE Clash at the Castle, a Premium Live Event at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium, takes place on September 3 rd . For full details visit wwe.com
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