AEW took the world by storm back in 2019 as it was the first pro wrestling company in a very long time that made waves in the pro wrestling world as a form of competition for WWE. It was certainly a risky endeavor as well because there was always the chance it was going to end up being a huge failure. It seems Cody Rhodes has an interesting take on the company.
There is no doubt that AEW has a very deep and diverse roster of talented in-ring performers from all over the world, incorporating various styles of pro wrestling. Khan even compared it to WCW’s 1997 roster.
In addition to that, AEW Rampage has been seen as a serviceable palate cleanser after Dynamite as well. While speaking on FITE In Focus, Cody Rhodes talked about the Battle of the Belts event. He also noted that the company isn’t capable of having a B+ show.
“I am really excited that Tony named it Battle of the Belts, because it’s right there in the name. I disliked this in wrestling, this is really across the board, not speaking anything specifically, when a belt has been tarnished and they have lost to their value. If you talk to wrestlers, we love our belts. Most wrestlers who are worth their salt have their own display of the belts they have ever won and it’s a significant thing. No different than Hollywood when you win an Academy Award. It’s unique in that sense. And him naming it Battle of the Belts and put the emphasis on the Titles. I am not sure if all Titles will be defended in this very first TNT special.
We do know that with just that in mind, it being the very first special that we are doing as part of the new contract, knowing us, me, Kenny, The Bucks and Tony, that’s not one we can leave to, we are not capable, we are not able at this point to have a B+ show.”
The Battle of the Belts event will be taking place on January 8, 2022, at the Bojangles Coliseum in Charlotte, North Carolina. We will have to wait and see how it will be received by fans.
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