Cody Rhodes left AEW for WWE and there were a lot of opinions about this. It was certainly shocking move that was heard throughout the pro wrestling world, even the Broken Universe.
Matt Hardy made a comment about Cody Rhode leaving AEW to join WWE during the latest episode of The Extreme Life Of Matt Hardy. While some might expect him not to appreciate the decision, Hardy felt differently.
At WrestleMania 38, Cody Rhodes returned to the company and Matt said that it was done really well. Hardy also disclosed that during his time with AEW, he and Cody had built a good relationship.
“I thought it was done really well, and I am happy for him,” Matt said. “I have always had a very good relationship with Cody, I spent a lot of time with Cody, obviously, during the pandemic era. We were stuck in Jacksonville, and you know we would do a live Dynamite, and then we would tape the next day the Dynamite for the following week. Then Tony Khan was looking to get a lot of footage and content at that time, so we were just doing hours upon hours of Dark.”
“Sometimes we would be in Daily’s Place until 3 am in the morning, recording stuff for Dark, or whatever. So, there was a lot of time that I spent with all those AEW guys, the guys in the very beginning of AEW, especially in the pandemic era. Obviously, we spent a lot of time together. So I actually grew really close with Cody during that time,” Matt continued.
Matt also pointed out the fact that it is quite sad to see a friend leave a company. “It always sucks to see someone leave, especially when you’re buddies, and you work together, and you’re acquaintances, and you have a great relationship. But it’s also, you’re happy for them,” he said. “Whenever they go somewhere else, and they’re going to be successful. And it’s kind of like, they get a new lease on life. You have to do that in wrestling, and I feel like I am a prime example of that.”
He added, “You can’t stay in one place for too long. Unless you’re the guy, the guy, and there’s only a few of those. There’s going to be an Undertaker, there’s going to be a Roman Reigns. There’s going to be a guy that is like the guy, the guy in a place. But everybody else, you have to keep moving around to keep yourself hot, and relevant, and new, and fresh.”
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