WWE Hell In A Cell’s ending upset a lot of fans and there were chants of “AEW” throughout the Sacramento arena that night. Cody Rhodes heard this and he was flattered.
While speaking to the Joe Cronin Show, The American Nightmare discussed the controversial ending of Hell In A Cell and the fan reaction. He said his phone was “blowing up” on social media, but that was just the beginning.
“I mean when those come up, I wasn’t watching the pay-per-view, but when those come up, your phone starts blowing up and your social starts blowing up.”
“Whenever the crowd chants something, whether it’s boring, whether it’s a promotion, whether it’s your name, it means they want to be rewarded with something. That’s just kind of when you’re in the ring wrestling 101 and we know that we want to reward them.”
“So it was, it was flattering. I wouldn’t be one to gloat about it only because I know that one of the guys in that match got concussed and this job ain’t that easy, but nevertheless whenever we hear those chants, it’s more validation that what we’re doing and what we’ve been saying about this market existing, it’s real.”
Perhaps WWE learned a lesson at Hell In A Cell. If anything, Cody Rhodes saw another strong indication that the pro wrestling audience is ready to be rewarded with the kind of action that All Elite Wrestling brings on a weekly basis.
Thanks to Wrestling Inc for the quote