AEW held their highly anticipated Grand Slam event last week and Arthur Ashe Stadium was certainly night to remember for fans and pro wrestlers alike. It also featured the return of Brandi Rhodes to AEW television.

Brandi Rhodes came out with her husband Cody Rhodes as they made their way to the ring for Cody Rhodes’ match against Malakai Black. It was Cody Rhodes’ first match in well over a month.

While Cody Rhodes was the babyface, he received a lot of boos from the crowd in New York City as fans simply didn’t want to have anything to do with him.

While speaking on The Jim Cornette Experience, Jim Cornette talked about Cody Rhodes getting booed in New York City. He blamed Rhodes’ wife Brandi for being shoehorned into the picture, leading to Cody Rhodes getting booed.


“A lot of the heat comes from, everybody can see Brandi is just being shoehorned into the picture wherever because she has to be on television whether there is any applicable reason for her to be there or not and she’s not a good wrestler. The only good promo she gave in her life was against Jade Cargill and people can tell she’s there because she’s his wife. For a heel it would work, for a face it hasn’t.”

Cornette also added that Cody Rhodes was the biggest heel in Arthur Ashe Stadium. It remains to be seen if Cody Rhodes will ever turn heel in order to capitalize on all the boos he gets.

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