Cody Rhodes helped AEW in a huge way, both inside the squared circle and backstage as well. He was one of the top stars during the early stages of the company and was the best babyface for a long time. Eric Bischoff doesn’t want him back in AEW as well.

Cody Rhodes and his wife Brandi left AEW last month. Since then, fans and pro wrestlers alike have continued to discuss their departure and what their next move will be in the pro wrestling world.

Ringside News exclusively reported that Cody Rhodes’ name has not come up in WWE’s creative team. He has not signed anything yet, but all that can change anytime.

While speaking on the 83 Weeks Podcast, Eric Bischoff stated that he would rather see Cody Rhodes make his return to WWE instead of AEW. This is because AEW is simply far too crowded right now.

“I would rather see him in WWE, It’s so f****** crowded in AEW, there’s so much going on there. That’s not a criticism, it’s an exciting thing for the people in AEW in many respects but if you’re a top talent, it’s a very very crowded environment now. It’s hard so far, I hope I’m proven wrong, I hope that in this case I’m going to be proven wrong when I say AEW needs to find itself creatively because right now it’s just throwing so much exciting stuff against the wall and then before it even has a chance to stick or not, they’re onto the next thing.

Thus far, not a criticism, AEW has seemed to plato, they’re in that 950,000 to 1.1, 1.2 million level of audience. I’ve said this from day one, until AEW establishes a formula that allows them to grow their existing audience in a significant way, it’s hard for me to get really excited. I’m excited for the people that work there, I’m excited for friends of mine that are making a good living there, I’m excited for anybody that is able to continue their careers because this is such a tough business to survive in. If you’re not working for WWE or AEW, you’re living day to day, I don’t care who you are and that’s tough.”

This week’s episode of Monday Night RAW is a make it or break it situation for Cody Rhodes’ WrestleMania 38 status. We will have to wait and see if Rhodes will return to the company on this week’s show or not.

h/t Wrestling Inc

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