The Elite decided to stay in AEW, and the whole pro wrestling world took notice after that huge decision. Cody Rhodes was an EVP for the company, but he decided to leave. Now, the American Nightmare is commenting on his former coworkers’ decision.

Even though Cody Rhodes has moved on from AEW and is now a prominent WWE star, it doesn’t mean he has lost touch with his friends in The Elite. In fact, Cody previously admitted that he speaks to the Young Bucks more now than he ever did before.

Recently, The Elite, consisting of Kenny Omega, Adam Page, and the Young Bucks, decided to re-sign with All Elite Wrestling, choosing to stay with the promotion they played a significant role in building. Despite having interest from WWE, they committed to multi-year deals with AEW.

When Haus of Wrestling asked Rhodes about his thoughts on the matter, Cody said he is very happy for The Elite. After all, the Young Bucks, Kenny Omega, and Adam Page are making “NBA money” in AEW now.


“I’m very happy when any wrestler or Superstar gets paid. I don’t want to sound carny or hacky but to know that your peers and people who take the bumps and go through all this and have that type of the physical struggle that comes with this gig, to know they’re getting paid is really exciting. I am over the moon that that group did what they did because, as Nick Jackson said, I believe they’ve made some NBA money off of it.”

The Elite are making a ton of money in AEW now, and Tony Khan will keep four of his biggest stars. It wouldn’t have been a great sign for the company if The Elite all left AEW, because they made a pact to move together or stay as a whole.

We will have to see what is next for The Elite in AEW. It makes a ton of sense that Tony Khan will want to make the most out of The Elite, especially if he is forking over NBA money for their services.

What’s your take on The Elite making so much from AEW? Sound off in the comments to let us know what you think!

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