Earlier this month, rumors were floating around that AEW’s Executive Vice Presidents, namely The Young Bucks, Kenny Omega, and Cody Rhodes don’t talk to each other and actually have heat between them. The Young Bucks would respond to the rumors, making fun of them.
Now it seems one of the EVPs has finally properly addressed the rumors of possible heat between them. While speaking on a media conference call ahead of AEW Double or Nothing, Cody Rhodes finally talked about the abovementioned rumors that have been gaining traction as of late.
Cody Rhodes shot down the rumors, stating that it was possibly WWE and NXT fans who were spreading the story and and that stories such as these don’t surprise him whatsoever.
“Well, when I heard that story was floating around, it is one of the things I chopped up as we’ve been very successful, AEW, and with NXT losing the Wednesday Night Wars, that created a lot of anger. And I understand there’s a lot of hardcore NXT and WWE fans out there, and that’s why those stories like that don’t surprise me. I think people need to cling to something, and as sexy as that story is, I talk to Matt and Nick every day.”
“I talk to Kenny [Omega] very often. I support their projects fully. They’ve been supportive of all my projects, and we would not be able to put this show on the air, Tony’s [Khan] the man and Tony’s the boss, but we would not be able to put this show on the air if the four of us were not functioning as one team. Unfortunately, it’s not very sexy to say, but there’s no truth to that. Again, we’re one team, now with us expanding onto TBS, we will remain one team.”
With Cody Rhodes’ outright denial of the rumors of heat between the AEW EVPs, perhaps the rumors can finally be laid to rest as AEW carries on their plan of improving their product for fans.
It should also be noted that the rumor also included one “difference maker” who was hesitant about joining AEW because of this issue.
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