Cody Rhodes left AEW unexpectedly last year, leaving his fans in disbelief. Rhodes was a significant player in AEW programming and had played a crucial role in boosting the careers of various wrestlers through his captivating performances. During his time in AEW, fans wondered if Rhodes had legit heat with the AEW EVPs. Now it seems Rhodes has admitted that his bond with The Elite was tested in AEW.

Back in 2021, rumors were floating around that AEW’s Executive Vice Presidents, namely The Young Bucks, Kenny Omega, and Cody Rhodes don’t talk to each other and actually have heat between them.

The Young Bucks would respond to the rumors, making fun of them. In fact, Rhodes himself made it clear that he did not part with AEW due to his relationship with The Elite.

While speaking on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani, Cody Rhodes talked about his time in AEW. The American Nightmare admitted that his bond with The Elite was tested in AEW.


“I had a great relationship with Matt, Nick, and Kenny still do. It definitely was tested by being young executives. It was tested by having different opinions on wrestling, but our different opinions is what made it strong [sic]. That’s what made us work. I want to do Crockett and old school and they want to do PWG and West Coast and damn, I loved it. That contention is what made us bond. We’re bonded forever because of the things we did.”

Cody Rhodes is set to challenge Roman Reigns for the Undisputed Universal Championship at WrestleMania 39. It remains to be seen whether Rhodes will be able to defeat Reigns for the titles.

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