AEW’s Worst Moment According To Dave Meltzer

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Dave Meltzer has given his honest take on the decision that has harmed AEW the most while boosting WWE and it won’t come as much of a surprise.

In February 2022, Cody Rhodes shocked the world when he announced his AEW exit despite him being a key part of the company’s formation in the beginning. Rhodes went one step further when he returned to WWE at WrestleMania 38 marking his first match in the company in six years.

Rhodes had become a divisive figure in AEW with fans as he was booed heavily during his last months with the company as they wanted to see something different from The American Nightmare. That has not been an issue for Rhodes since returning to WWE with the star clearly one of the most beloved in the company.

Cody Rhodes To WWE Meant Bad News For AEW

Speaking on We’re Live, Pal, Dave Meltzer was asked if, other than deaths, Cody Rhodes returning to WWE has been the worst thing that has happened to AEW so far, and he believes that’s the case although indicated it would have been difficult for Rhodes to remain in Tony Khan’s company:

Him staying was going to be difficult though but him showing up in WWE was, yes I would say as a singular move it was the worst thing.

Of all the things that happened that you’re gonna say as far as hurting AEW and helping WWE it was Cody [returning]. Night in, night out he’s the biggest star in the company because the other two or whatever are very much part time. He is the guy. And you take him out of the mix – they would still be probably doing good and [Rhodes] wasn’t in that original Bloodline feud with Sami Zayn but once that thing ran its course, Cody’s really carried the ball.

Cody’s really smart when it comes to the idea of playing superstar wrestler, boy is he great at that.

Cody Rhodes will challenge Roman Reigns for the WWE Universal Championship at WrestleMania 40 but he will be looking to get revenge on The Rock as well after The Rock left Cody Rhodes bloodied and beaten on Raw.

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