Cody Rhodes Looks Back On Leaving AEW, Says He Would Never Root Against Them

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Undisputed WWE Champion Cody Rhodes says he will never root against AEW.

Cody Rhodes was a founding Executive Vice President of AEW, and he was arguably the face of the company. He left AEW in February 2022, and he returned to WWE. He has since become the face of WWE.

Speaking on Cheap Heat, Cody Rhodes was asked whether he still pulls for AEW to do well.

“The narrative changed a lot about my contributions to AEW,” Cody Rhodes said. “That was very disappointing. There were some people, I’m not gonna say their names, they knew who they were, who kind of tried to put some propaganda out when I left. There’s a quote in the Young Bucks’ book about how I was last to the signing. Me, Matt, and Nick are as close as ever, and I’m so glad that I’ve had them in my career and my life. But if we are being honest, AEW does not happen without me. It doesn’t. With that in mind, I could never root against them. It’s like having a kid and they go off to college, and they get a DUI or they get in trouble.

“I’ll always have that in my heart for them. It certainly was a wound that was more gaping and painful than people realize. Because now they look at the situation, they’re like, man, you’re on top of the world, you have everything. Maybe they don’t understand that I really gave everything I could. I did. Yeah, I could never see a day where I was rooting against them.”

Cody Rhodes: I Would Never Root Against AEW, It’s Not Always Easy

Cody Rhodes went on to reiterate that he would never root against AEW. However, he stated that it wasn’t always easy. He referenced how things were said about him at press conferences.

” I would never root against them in any case,” Cody Rhodes said. “That’s not always easy because there’s random things said about you at press conferences, and that’s a big no-no, you should never say me or my wife’s name. Tony should have told you that. So yeah, I’ll never root against them. I really won’t.”

Cody Rhodes is set to defend the Undisputed WWE Championship against AJ Styles at WWE Backlash.

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