Cody Rhodes appeared on 106.7 The Fan and talked with Chad Dukes about AEW and its upcoming debut. Cody is the Executive Vice President of the company, apart from being a full-time performer.
Rhodes started off his career in WWE and stayed in the company for close to a decade before leaving WWE in 2016 to join the independent scene. Cody has consistently taken shots at WWE and their booking, and during the Double or Nothing PPV, he destroyed a throne with a sledgehammer, referencing WWE’s COO Triple H. Cody destroyed the throne before the start of his match against his brother Goldust at AEW’s first PPV.
When asked about that segment, Cody said it was his own decision to take that shot. He said he is fond of Triple H and has learned a great deal from him, but didn’t like Triple H’s decision to keep him in lower ranks of WWE.
Plain and simple, I was a huge fan of Triple H. I learned a great deal from Triple H, a great deal. I probably wrestled him in the Capital One Arena. But when push came to shove and I thought I was better than 99 percent of the people he was putting ahead of me, he didn’t see that. So in that moment, there is no greater revenge in the world than success.
He also talked about the reasoning behind hosting AEW’s first-ever live TV show in Washington DC, as it is the nation’s capital and a location of strategic importance when it comes to data analytics.
Cody also talked about teaming up with former MMA stalwart Cain Velasquez and Psycho Clown at TripleMania, AAA’s premier event. He felt Cain’s transition to professional wrestling was similar to Ronda Rousey, and that Cain and Ronda are genuinely scary people because they have MMA experience.