AEW Star Calls Cody Rhodes “Biggest Star On The Planet Today”

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One of Cody Rhodes’ former AEW foes believes Cody to be “arguably the biggest star on the planet today.”

Shawn Spears has spent decades in the world of professional wrestling, and he has a long history with current WWE Raw star Cody Rhodes. Not only were the two OVW Tag Team Champions together on two occasions, but Spears’ most prominent AEW moment came when he bloodied Rhodes with a chair shot to the head at Fyter Fest 2019.

Speaking in a new interview with VIBE 105 Sports, Spears was asked about current AEW World Champion MJF, and in giving praise to the brash young star, he also revealed that he believes Cody Rhodes to be “arguably in the biggest star on the planet today.”

“He’s exactly that, he’s a performer. He understands this industry, grasps onto things a lot faster than most, and he has been in the ring or under the wing of a lot of our industry’s top talent. I believe it was Cody who brought him in, Cody Rhodes brought him to AEW way back when, so you’re under the wing of arguably the biggest star on the planet today.

“You go from there to Chris Jericho. Then blood feuds with guys like CM Punk and going an hour with Bryan Danielson, you’re getting a top-notch, first-class, crash course in how to be a megastar. He has received it well, he’s understood it well, he continues to try to improve week to week.

“I know Max very well, both in front of the scenes and behind the scenes. I’m pretty confident in saying that, even though he’s the World Champion, it’s not enough. He won’t rely on just being the World Champion. He’s going to aim high and go bigger. That’s just how he’s molded and operates. I dare say, I wish a lot of people across the board, talent-wise, would work that hard.”

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h/t Fightful