• Cody Rhodes On What’s His #1 Job In AEW
Cody Rhodes, the son of Old School NWA/WWF/WCW Legend ‘The American Dream’ Dusty Rhodes, appeared on a recent episode of the ‘Monsters and Critics Reality’ podcast, where he talked about All Elite Wrestling’s homegrown wrestlers and how they are important for the promotion.
Here’s what he said:
“Well, that’s technically my number one job at AEW as the Executive Vice President of Talent. That’s the most important thing. I already know that Bryan Danielson is famous, I already know that CM Punk is amazing in the ring, that Kenny Omega can have a five-star match, I know that.
It’s our job to show you who in 5 years, or 3 years, will be leading the charge and if you just look at some of the homegrown types with Ricky Starks, and MJF, and Private Party, and Lee Johnson, I mean, I could go on and on. It’s vastly important.”
Cody Rhodes worked for the WWE from 2007 until 2016, before eventually joining Tony Khan’s All Elite Wrestling right from the start in 2019.
• Old School WWF Legend Would Have Celebrated His Birthday
Today would have been the 93rd birthday of Old School WWF Legend “Chief” Jay Strongbow (Real name: Luke Joseph “Joe” Scarpa).
Strongbow wrestled for several territories during the 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s & 80s, including Georgia Championship Wrestling, Championship Wrestling From Florida and the World (Wide) Wrestling Federation.
In 1994, he was inducted into the WWF Hall of Fame (now known as WWE Hall of Fame) by his close personal friend Gorilla Monsoon.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY & † REST IN PEACE
October 4, 1928 – April 3, 2012