AEW Dynamite made its debut in October 2019 and since then has worked hard to provide an alternate product to what fans see in WWE. For the most part, they have succeeded, but there is still a lot of room for improvement. Now it seems Cody Rhodes shared his opinion when it comes to the Forbidden Door in AEW.

AEW’s partnership with NJPW and Impact Wrestling has truly opened the Forbidden Door and has led to several dream matches that were never possible before.

However, many fans are also concerned over the fact that AEW keeps on signing more and more talent. This has led them to believe the roster will be bloated similar to what WWE was before releasing so many talents.

While speaking on the In The Kliq podcast, Cody Rhodes talked about the Forbidden Door. Rhodes made it clear that while the Forbidden Door is certainly an important part of AEW programming, the company will focus on its homegrown talents more.

The Forbidden Door, aka Tony Khan, The Forbidden Door is truly open. We have no qualms about working with anybody from any company, we are focused on the AEW product and the homegrown AEW stars, like Sammy Guevara for example. We have that and then we have the ability to cross the streams. I just want to continue to make the show destination programming, which it’s become. I want to continue to provide some of our free agents that have just joined us some fresh pathways that they can go on which include a variety and myriad of dream matches and then continue to cultivate the Dante Martins and the Lee Moriartys.

These fresh, beautiful, brand new innocent children who are joining the wrestling business and are so talented. That’s the goal and, you know, there’s a lot of wrestlers out there. We’ll continue to grow the roster – the more the merrier, because we continue to grow our footprint on WarnerMedia, so we want to give them the best wrestling, and currently, we do that.”

AEW certainly has a lot of talented pro wrestlers, with the likes of Dante Martin already turning heads with his incredible athleticism. On top of that AEW already has its four pillars comprising MJF, Darby Allin, Jungle Boy and Sammy Guevara. It remains to be seen how the company will continue to build their homegrown talent in the coming months.

h/t to Fightful for the quotes.

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