Cody Rhodes is most definitely one of the most over WWE Superstars right now and all of this has happened organically. Prior to this, Rhodes was a mainstay of AEW and his exit from the company was a major deal. Now it appears Rhodes slammed the misinformation about his AEW departure.
Cody Rhodes suddenly left AEW in February last year, leaving fans in shock. Before his exit, Rhodes was one of the highlights of AEW television till the very end of his run with the company.
The situation surrounding Cody Rhodes’ exit from AEW was a major topic of discussion last year, as many reports suggested he was working without a contract in AEW, but it was expected that a new deal would be reached.
Right after his exit, Cody Rhodes and AEW President Tony Khan said they wouldn’t publicly discuss details of what happened, but that there were no hard feelings between the two.
While speaking in a new interview with Chris Van Vliet, Cody Rhodes addressed reports of his AEW exit and slammed the misinformation about his departure from Tony Khan’s company.
But you mentioned taking pride in the executive element. So you were there when I was still running those meetings, I really loved it. But from an ego standpoint, from an optics standpoint, that was really cool. But I also really loved leading, and I just maybe wasn’t ready to fully lead at that point. And it didn’t rub everyone the right way, why is he running the production meeting? Why is this and that and then you know, your vision, Kenny’s vision, Matt and Nick’s vision, everyone’s visions, that one thing. But you know, Tony has a vision and this is his money, and then let’s see how that plays out. But that was a good time.
I’m glad you had a good experience because when we left there was this whole like disinformation campaign that Wade Keller put out, and I’m not even mad at Wade Keller no heat with Wade. But I could tell what was going on. Again, you didn’t talk to any real source. No, I was an executive, as a member of management. I was happy, wanted to help and took huge pride in us being a professional organisation and, and that shows amongst the roster, the locker room, my kids, the people I didn’t recruit, people I did recruit. Yeah, there was such a fog of misinformation of when I left that. It’s fun to see in the doc itself. You know, that wasn’t the case, it was just time.”
Cody also mentioned CM Punk’s pipe bomb during his last-ever AEW promo and he informed Punk about it beforehand. Regardless, Rhodes has moved on from his time in AEW and that’s all that matters to him now.
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!