Former WWE Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes is set to take on Kazuchika Okada at New Japan Pro Wrestling’s G1 US Special on July 1st.
WWE Hall Of Famer Jim Ross was recently interviewed on Busted Open Radio to talk about a variety of pro wrestling topics, and offered his thoughts on the match up between Rhodes and Okada.
“I think it’s a good booking. Cody needs this match. He needs to show everybody exactly where he is since leaving the WWE, because I believe, that eventually, Cody will make a triumphant return to WWE, [as] a much better performer and business man than he was when he left. And he will make a major impact. But right now it’s a great place to see where he is in that evolution. Whether I’m right or I’m wrong, this is a big match for him, and of course, Okada got that pressure that he seemingly now has to have a five star like match everyone outing and that’s damn hard to do.”
You can listen to Ross’ full interview on Busted Open Radio here.