There was a lot of speculation as to where Cody Rhodes would go after he left AEW. WWE was the obvious choice and that is exactly where Cody Rhodes decided to go to in the end. Jim Ross also commented on more AEW stars jumping ship to WWE in the future.
Cody Rhodes leaving AEW for WWE was seen as a very shocking move by fans. This is because they assumed Rhodes was going to stick with AEW for a very long time.
While speaking on the most recent episode of Grilling JR, WWE Hall Of Famer Jim Ross talked about the impact of Rhodes’ departure on AEW. Ross stated that he believes more AEW stars will jump ship to WWE in the future.
“You never know, I’m not going to name any names because how would I know? And if I did know names, why would I tell you for that matter? I just wouldn’t do it, it’s breaching trust. I have had no conversations, but let’s be honest about it: if cash and creativity are in place better in one company than they are in the other, then you’ve got people traveling.
I can’t imagine that somewhere down the road, others won’t follow the same trail. Most of them, the younger guys especially, grew up with WWE products on their televisions. That’s just the nature of the business. I don’t know about leaving, I know the guys that we have are making a good living or they wouldn’t still be doing it.
They’ve got a very meet-able schedule, they work one day a week and their travel is monitored and managed very well. I leave my house on Tuesdays and I’m back at my house on Thursday. I suggest most of the guys on our roster have the same gig. The ones that want to make extra money can work indies, which I encourage them to do.
I don’t know who’s next and I don’t give a sh** who’s next. What difference does it make? The show will go on, the games will be played, and you’ll just have people playing with different jerseys. I don’t know, I don’t have any idea. I’m sure at some point in time, there will be others. At some point in time, you run your course.”
Cody Rhodes also recently stated that he will give AEW wrestlers advice about joining WWE. We will have to see whether more AEW stars will jump ship to WWE or not in the future.
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