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 he did have plans for a heel run in AEW.
Cody Rhodes suddenly left AEW in February last year, leaving fans in shock. Prior to 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 to ComicBook.com, the plan was for Cody Rhodes to eventually face Sting as part of his heel run during the last few months of his AEW career.
“I was going to wrestle Sting. I don’t think I’ve ever shared that with anybody and nothing was on paper or anything like that. But I can say I got a tremendous offer from AEW creatively, financially, the full package. You won’t hear me say anything bad about AEW or Tony (Khan) or my time there. It was a tremendous offer, but the offer wasn’t right for me. What I wanted to get back to was the first goal that I ever had (winning the WWE Championship). But yeah, that probably would’ve been the endgame. That’s what had been discussed, was to get one (match) with one of my heroes, Sting.
“And it’s one of those things, you can wrestle one of your heroes or you can work with one of your heroes and he can be the head of creative (Paul Levesque), you can’t have it all. And I think one thing I do pride myself on as a wrestler is I will make a decision. It might be a left turn, it might be exactly where you think I’m going, but I will make a decision. I will not get stuck because I felt like I’d been stuck early in my career and never want to be that way again.”
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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