Cody Rhodes left AEW back in February and after a lot of anticipation, he made his triumphant return to the company last week. He duked it out with Seth Rollins at WrestleMania 38 and won his return match. Chris Jericho also commented on Rhodes’ AEW departure.

Rhodes was one of the biggest names and one of the highlights of AEW television. One of his first major feuds was with Chris Jericho, as he battled with Le Champion for the AEW World Title back in 2019.

While speaking on his Talk Is Jericho podcast, Chris Jericho talked about Cody Rhodes’ AEW departure. Jericho admitted that he was disappointed but understood Rhodes’ decision. Jericho also said that Rhodes is a bigger star than ever before.

“I was honestly disappointed he left, but I get it. I’ve done it many times myself. I mean, I left WWE in 2017 for basically the same reason why Cody left AEW, from what I understand, is he just didn’t think he was getting the, I don’t know if it’s the spotlight, or respect or whatever the word being, but you can kind of see the writing on the wall.


So obviously, now Cody is bigger than he’s ever been just by changing companies, and obviously they did a great job in putting him over at WrestleMania and bringing him in at the highest of levels.”

Cody Rhodes is set to engage in a longstanding feud with Seth Rollins for the time being. We’ll have to see how The American Nightmare will fare in WWE this time around.

h/t SE Scoops

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