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Cody Rhodes responds to criticism of AEW hiring former WWE Superstars

  • Some critics keep pointing that AEW is constantly hiring former WWE Superstars
  • On the other hand, it should be noted that WWE has stars from ROH, Impact Wrestling and NJPW
Karan Bedi
Modified 22 Mar 2020, 18:12 IST

Does it matter where someone used to work? (Pic Source: AEW)
Does it matter where someone used to work? (Pic Source: AEW)

On last week's AEW Dynamite, two former WWE Superstars showed up and debuted for AEW. Both Matt Hardy and Brodie Lee would have brought the roof down had the crowd been there in attendance to see it. While their reveals were well received, some have questioned why AEW has been hiring former WWE talent.

Some criticism was thrown at Cody Rhodes on Twitter, and he responded that AEW is a merit-based company that is hiring the right talent (mostly independent stars), providing an excellent balance to their roster.

One Twitter user pointed out all the WWE names that AEW has hired and Cody responded in kind.

Cody's more significant point is that they have a great mix of veterans and fresh young talent that most people have never seen. It can be argued that people like Darby Allin and Orange Cassidy are talents that seemed to have crossed over to the mainstream and certainly gotten over with the rest of the fans.

It should also be noted that several members of WWE's current roster have come from places like ROH, NJPW, Impact Wrestling, and so on. With that being said, as Cody says, it does talk about the need to get fresh talent to balance their crop of experienced ex-WWE stars who could pass on their knowledge to the young up and comers.

Published 22 Mar 2020, 18:12 IST
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