Many fans would agree that Cody Rhodes helped out AEW significantly, both inside the squared circle and backstage as well. It is not an exaggeration to say he helped build AEW into what it is right now over the past couple of years. It seems Eric Bischoff isn’t surprised by Cody Rhodes’ AEW departure.

As reported earlier, Cody Rhodes and his wife Brandi have departed from the company last week, in a move that came out of left field and baffled just about everyone in the pro wrestling world.

While speaking on his 83 Weeks podcast, WWE Hall Of Famer Eric Bischoff talked about Cody Rhodes leaving AEW. Bischoff made it clear that he isn’t surprised Rhodes left the company.

”I’m not surprised – not nearly as surprised as everybody else is, and it’s not because I have any inside information or speak to Cody. Cody and I text back and forth every couple of months maybe. Look, I was more surprised that Cody left WWE.


Let’s think about that for a minute. You’re 30 years old and on the biggest stage in the world in your particular industry. Yeah, you might be saddled with a character or gimmick you don’t like, but guess what? You’re making damn good money that you could probably retire on in five to ten years if you’re smart. But he was willing to walk away from that because he wasn’t satisfied. It reminded me of his dad.”

WWE has already dropped several hints on this week’s episode of Monday Night RAW. We will have to wait and see how Cody Rhodes will be booked once he returns to WWE.

h/t to 411Mania for the quotes

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