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 he disclosed his biggest mistake in 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 in a new interview with Chris Van Vliet, Cody Rhodes talked about his time in AEW and disclosed the biggest mistake that he made in the company.


“I think the wrestling took a backseat right away. Because I thought, my bigger mistake. And this wasn’t an AEW mistake, this was a Cody mistake. My biggest mistake was thinking, I’ll stay as good as I am in the ring only wrestling twice, three times, maybe just once a month. Sorry. And the Gen Z crowd out there is about to lose their mind, and I hope they understand what I’m saying, you have to do live events. You cannot learn how to work a live audience unless you perform in front of a live audience.

So I was getting worse, as was everybody. Some of the best wrestlers, you name them, in that first year, the crowd was incredibly generous to us because we were new, we were fresh. Some of the stuff isn’t going to hold up just because we weren’t, we weren’t able to do this on the regular and get it down and sharpen our tools. And that’s just, maybe it’s just me, maybe it’s nobody else, but you have to be able to do it. So that’s an area where I think I was suffering from immediately.”

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.

What’s your view on what Cody Rhodes said? Are you glad he ended up leaving AEW and returning to WWE? Let us know in the comments!

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

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