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"Just no way" - WWE Hall of Famer points out AEW's biggest mistake with Cody Rhodes 

Cody Rhodes is the first AEW player to have left for WWE
Cody Rhodes is the first AEW player to have left for WWE
Shubhajit Deb

WWE Hall of Famer Booker T recently talked about how Cody Rhodes' dual role in AEW was a mistake.

Cody Rhodes played the role of both a wrestler and the EVP in AEW. In 2019, The American Nightmare was involved in a memorable feud for the AEW World Championship against then-champion Chris Jericho. The title match involved a stipulation that if Rhodes were to lose his title match, he would never get to challenge for the gold again.

When MJF turned heel and cost Cody the match, he was permanently boxed out of ever competing for the biggest title in the company. Rhodes recently admitted that this was a mistake in hindsight, as he stated his EVP role influenced this decision.

Speaking on The Hall of Fame podcast, Booker T recently shared his thoughts on these comments. He shared his belief that handling both roles was a bit too much for The American Nightmare.

"I've said it many many times that you cannot be in the game and still be able to oversee everything that's going on properly. Um, it's just no way you can't think outside the box when you're the guy that's in the box that you might have to think for," Booker T said. [From 1:29 to 1:49]
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Cody Rhodes has stated that it was easy for him to leave AEW for WWE

In multiple interviews, The American Nightmare has explained that it was easy for him to make the jump from AEW to WWE. On the Out Of Character podcast, Cody Rhodes noted that once he thought about his future, he realized he had to make the move.

"When I said on on RAW that it was an easy decision, it was more once I'd gone over everything I supposed in my mind and laid the landscape out in front of me and looked at what needed to happen for myself for my family," said Rhodes. [From 7:30 to 7:50]

Upon his return to WWE, Rhodes won his first match with the company since 2016 when he defeated Seth Rollins at WrestleMania 38. While his work in AEW has been integral to the company's success, Cody Rhodes will now be looking to leave his mark on Vince McMahon's promotion.


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Edited by Prem Deshpande

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