Cody Rhodes Shares His Thoughts On AEW Revolution
Cody Rhodes is heading to the biggest match of his career at WrestleMania, but he still keeps an eye on his old stomping grounds of AEW.
It was four years ago in January 2019 when Cody Rhodes was there to announce the launch of All Elite Wrestling. Cody was an Executive Vice President in the company along with The Young Bucks and Kenny Omega, who would join a few months later when he was free from his NJPW contracts.
In 2022 after his three-year deal with AEW expired, Cody decided to back to WWE, which is where he worked from 2006 to 2016. At WrestleMania 38 last year, Cody made his WWE return in grand fashion by beating Seth “Freakin” Rollins in one of the best matches of the show.
Even though Cody is no longer a part of AEW, he has a lot of friends that work there. Cody has helped train a lot of AEW wrestlers at his Nightmare Factory school that he owns with AEW’s QT Marshall.
During an appearance on the Good Karma Wrestling podcast, Cody talked about how he watched AEW Revolution to support his friends there like Ricky Starks, who accompanied Cody to the Royal Rumble, has led to Cody saying Ricky should have stayed on the bus that night.
“I actually only saw some highlights from Ricky. I had a pirated feed, which I probably should have just figured out how to get the right feed. Not going to tell you who sent me that.”
Ricky Starks faced Chris Jericho at AEW Revolution in the opening match with Starks picking up the big win.
“I thought Ricky did great, really proud of him. You know, Chris Jericho is an absolute legend — he’s more than a legend, he’s Chris Jericho. And for Ricky to be able to deal with that and handle that in the way he did; very proud of Ricky.”
Cody Rhodes was asked about others he was proud of at the AEW Revolution pay-per-view event.
“Very proud of Julia [Hart], proud of Malakai [Black] actually. Because he was somebody that I loved our interactions with, and I wanted to see more of that Malakai and it’s been a minute. So to see him deliver [was great]. FTR guys, I saw — and then all my other kids. I ain’t gonna name them, because I ain’t gonna to put him over.”
“All my other kids who — one of them was out there in the main event, and we don’t have to be best friends or anything. But just very proud of their growth and their continued growth.”
The “kid” that Cody Rhodes was referring to in the main event was the AEW World Champion Maxwell Jacob Friedman, who retained the championship in an incredible 60-Minute (actually 65 minutes) Ironman Match against Bryan Danielson. During his AEW career, Cody Rhodes worked with MJF a lot, both as an ally and a rival.
At this year’s Royal Rumble, Cody made his triumphant in-ring return to WWE after missing about seven months with a torn pectoral injury. Cody entered the Royal Rumble at #30, won the match by last eliminating GUNTHER and that victory earned him a shot at the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship. Cody Rhodes will get to challenge Roman Reigns for those two championships at WrestleMania 39 on April 1st or April 2nd (most like the 2nd) in the main event.
Cody appeared on Smackdown last night with Sami Zayn as they got into a brawl with The Usos to end the show.