Cody Rhodes is currently one of the most established stars in the world of WWE right now. Cody’s stock continues to increase with every passing week, and that’s not going to change anytime soon. He was a major star in AEW but it appears that there is a doubt about Rhodes being as big a star if he did not leave AEW.

Cody Rhodes suddenly left AEW in February last year, leaving fans in shock. Before his exit, Rhodes was a standout performer in AEW, helping put over numerous talent with his solid performances in the ring.

Cody Rhodes was frequently booed in AEW toward the very end of his run with the company. All fans wanted was for him to turn heel in the company, but that never ended up happening.

While speaking on his Drive-Thru podcast, Jim Cornette talked about Cody Rhodes leaving AEW. Cornette stated that he believes Rhodes wouldn’t have been as big a star had he not left AEW.


“I don’t even think [Tony Khan] regrets it. I don’t think he realizes that he was at a crossroads there and could have made a different choice and gone more in the direction of what Cody was trying to do also. I don’t think he regrets it. I think he wishes that all of his friends could have stayed in the same sandbox. But I don’t think he’s losing sleep over it.”

The American Nightmare also believes he should not have let certain AEW wrestlers beat him. Regardless, he is undoubtedly one of the biggest stars in WWE right now and no one can deny that.

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