When All Elite Wrestling was first announced Cody Rhodes was one of the faces at the forefront of the company. Rhodes wasn’t just an active in-ring competitor, but he was also working as an Executive Vice President behind the scenes.
Back in 2019 fans saw Cody Rhodes challenge Chris Jericho for the AEW World Championship at the Full Gear pay-per-view, and on the road to the event Rhodes declared that if he didn’t beat Jericho then he would never challenge for the AEW World Championship again.
During a recent appearance on Out Of Character with Ryan Satin, Cody reflected on what it was like to work in management, and his decision to take himself out of the world title scene.
“I think that role I did well with it, I was very active and I did start a community department and Brandi did bring culture city into the wrestling space, so we were very active. We wanted a wrestling company brought to you by wrestlers, for sure, that’s a huge part of the mission but maybe it would’ve been better served for me at age 45 than it did at age 33 or whatever it was.
“I am just now entering the prime of my career so to make political decisions like boxing myself out of winning a World Championship, those decisions in hindsight were not the correct decisions in what I should’ve been doing. I’m the best wrestler in the world, Ryan, I can tell you that without sounding braggadocios because this is simply all I do.”
One way or another it seems that Cody is determined to win gold as he declared that he’s going after the WWE Championship during his return promo on Raw. Stay tuned for updates.
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