• Britt Baker Comments On Backstage AEW Reaction To Cody Rhodes’ Departure
Cody Rhodes shocked the pro-wrestling world a couple of months ago, when he left AEW, a company he helped start in 2019.
Cody is back in WWE after 6 years and he’s a top babyface on RAW now.
During an interview with Fightful, former AEW Women’s World Champion Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D. talked about the backstage reaction to Cody’s departure and how much The American Nightmare helped her.
Below is what she said:
“From the day he wasn’t at Dynamite anymore, up until the announcement officially got released, obviously, people were saying this and that backstage. Everyone was talking about it, but nobody believed it ‘cause it just seemed so crazy. Even me.
I’m like, ‘Maybe, but no. There’s no way’. With that being said, Cody, I am so thankful and grateful that I got to work with him when I did. Because when I turned heel, he took me under his wing.
I can kind of be more open about this now ‘cause we’re not in the action figure war anymore… Now we’re obviously not in the same company. The Britt vs. Cody mini-feud, issue, whatever, that’s all done.
When I first turned heel, he really took me under his wing and helped me map out how to tell a promo or how to do a promo or how to come up with bullet points. I went to a lot of people for help.
Tony Khan helped me so much. Chris Jericho, I used to call him and just on delivery alone – Chris Jericho is a big guy on ‘it’s not what you say, it’s how you say it.’ I’d get help from there.
But when it came to Cody, coming up with the actual structure of what I was gonna say, Cody was there. He would help me. He would write a whole list of bullet points and I would get to twist it and turn it to how I would want to say it. But I can’t thank him enough.
He was sitting in Gorilla every time I cut a promo or a match, and would tell me how to fix something, what was good, what wasn’t. He was always on. You can fault Cody for many things, you can’t say he wasn’t honest and that he’s not passionate about professional wrestling. ‘Cause he is.
With that being said, obviously, everyone has their own path, their own journeys, and this is his. He’s definitely gonna be missed as a coach and as an agent in AEW.
It was his home. He helped create it. We wish him the best and if you don’t want to be there, you don’t want to be there at the end of the day, too. Better that he’s happy than miserable, if he was miserable, or if he just wanted something different. That’s cool, too.
I don’t know that he was miserable. I don’t think so. If he was miserable, he did a great job of acting not miserable. Let’s just say that. But no, I think it’s maybe something different. Time to move on.
Best of luck to him and thank you very much for all your promo help, all your character help, all your help in making Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D. who she was.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (April 25, 1999) – WWF Sunday Night HEAT
On this day in 1999, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Sunday Night HEAT’.
It was broadcasted from the Providence Civic Center in Providence, Rhode Island and featured the official pre-show of the ‘WWF In Your House 28: Backlash’ PPV.
The card can be found right here:
1. Val Venis & Nicole Bass vs. D-Lo Brown & Ivory
2. Droz & Prince Albert vs. Too Much
3. Kane vs. Big Boss Man
4. Viscera vs. Test