Cody Rhodes might be an EVP like Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks, but things are much different for all of them behind the scenes. New information has come to light about the EVPs’ roles and exactly what they do for the company. It also seems that Cody is a bit of an outsider in the equation.
According to a report from Bodyslam.net, Cody Rhodes is the “only EVP” who regularly attends “office meetings” as an “office regular.” Cody doesn’t really have much of a relationship with any of the EVPs at this point. It was reported that, “the others are still great friends, but Cody is very much on the outside looking in.”
Matt Jackson takes care of assisting his wife Dana in her job with merchandising as Nick Jackson handles Being The Elite.
Kenny Omega is very hands on with AEW Games as he oversees those various projects and puts together the “gaming side of things.” The company spent a ridiculous amount of money to get their gaming division going, but Tony Khan doesn’t regret that one bit.
Tony Khan “pulled back on the reins” in a big way in terms of hiring talent as a source reportedly noted, “basically they are EVPs in name only in 2021. They no longer have final say in creative or talent hiring. Any of them. TK pulled back on the reigns and took that power away from all.”
Khan also took creative responsibilities away from Cody, Kenny, Nick, and Matt as well. Everything must run through TK now and he is the final decider on all AEW creative directions.
Interestingly enough, the saying is 100% true that if Vince McMahon could do every job in WWE then he would. Tony Khan has already received comparisons to a young Vince McMahon Jr.
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