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Cody Rhodes Comments On Randy Orton Using AEW To Get A Better Deal With WWE

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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (November 14, 1993) – WWF All American Wrestling

On this day in 1993, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF All American Wrestling’.

It featured pre-taped matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Survivor Series 1993’ PPV.

The card can be found right here:

[Vince McMahon replaces Joe Fowler as co-host alongside Bobby Heenan]

Bret Hart & Owen Hart vs. Well Dunn (Challenge 11/14/93)

Ray Combs Promo

All Americans introduce the Undertaker as their new partner (Superstars 11/13/93)

Scott Steiner vs. Ludvig Borga (Raw 11/8/93)

• Cody Rhodes Comments On Randy Orton Using AEW To Get A Better Deal With WWE

13 Time WWE World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton recently signed a new 5 year contract with WWE. Prior to signing the new deal, Orton teased a move to AEW on Social Media to get a better deal from WWE.

During Starrcast IV, AEW Executive Vice President Cody Rhodes was asked about this and below is what Cody said:

“I encourage it honestly, because if they’re feeling any way where they’re starting to tip… people who do this they are all very talented people and they have big followings and stuff like that. Why not do something? Don’t do nothing. Do something to showcase, ‘Hey, this is how I’m feeling. There are these other options.’

I don’t mind that. Sometimes I know what they’re doing when they do that and I’ll give them that little bit back because it’s okay.

I’ll say this, we’re — as wrestlers — we’re brothers and sisters as wrestlers, we really are. It doesn’t matter what roof we’re under. The wrestling industry when you compare it to other forms of comparable influence like popular TV where they’re paid so much and they’re unionized and they have so much to protect and safeguards.

One of the most exciting things about AEW is we’ve been able to raise the entire payfloor for the entire industry. So that if Randy [Orton] wants to take a dumb photo on an elevator and tag people he doesn’t even know in it and if [WWE] is dumb enough to buy it and they pay him a certain amount…good for Randy Orton, you know what I’m saying?

He’s a good guy he’s got like 20 kids now, I love him…I love Randy. I never got to beat him, dammit.”

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