• Cody Rhodes Reveals What He Booked Wrong In AEW
At the AEW Full Gear 2019 pay-per-view, Cody Rhodes challenged Chris Jericho for the AEW World Championship.
Cody booked a stipulation for this match – he could never challenge for the AEW World Title ever again if he lost.
MJF interfered in that match and turned on Cody, and Jericho ended up defeating Rhodes.
During a recent appearance on the Out Of Character podcast, Cody revealed that booking himself into that stipulation was a wrong idea.
He also noted that he wasn’t ready and mature enough to be in the Executive Vice President role in All Elite Wrestling.
Below is what Cody said:
“Immature enough is what I said in the moment and I think more I meant, that role, I did well with it and I was very active and I did start the community department and Brandi did bring Kulture City into the wrestling and sports entertainment space.
We were very active in terms of all the facts and assets of that gig, but I think that job was meant maybe for…we wanted a wrestling company brought to you by wrestlers, for sure, that was a huge part of the mission, but maybe it would have been better served for me at age 45 than it did at age 33. I am just now entering the prime of my career.
To make political decisions like boxing myself out of winning a World Championship, those decisions, in hindsight, were not the correct decisions in what I should have been doing.
I’m the best wrestler in the world, I can tell you that without it sounding braggadocious, simply because it’s all I do. I train to do it, I live and breathe it, I have a school here with four rings, I treat this like an athlete in the NFL would treat a game.
With that in mind, I needed to go and be that, and I wanted to be both. It was too difficult and that’s where I didn’t have the maturity to balance it. It wasn’t a matter of being one of the boys vs. not because I’m no longer just one of the boys.
I love it and wish I could be one, but I’ve been in this position before and been on the other side and in the production meetings and part of the technical production, but I think it would have served me better later in life when I could look at a show and be like, ‘I don’t want to be in the top spot.’
You need that good competition in your locker room, that positive and real competition, if I can’t be the best wrestler in the world on television because I’m afraid I’m going to offend colleagues because I’m also their boss, that was the situation we were in, and I just played it in the middle.
There was only so much of playing it in the middle I could do and now I’m not in charge of anything, other than me and being a pro wrestler.
I say I’m the best wrestler in the world, I felt like it for years, now we’re in a situation where I do have to be careful of how I say it because I’m not carrying the belt.”
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• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (April 18, 2018) – Old School WWF Legend Passed Away
On this day in 2018, we lost Old School WWF Legend “The Living Legend” Bruno Sammartino at the age of 82 due to heart problems.
During his 2 reigns as WWWF World Heavyweight Champion, Bruno held the belt for 11 years combined, a record that still stands and it’s safe to say that it will never be duplicated.
Bruno wrestled for Vince McMahon Sr.’s WWWF (later WWF) from 1959 until 1981, and later as a part timer for Vince McMahon Jr.’s World Wrestling Federation from 1984 till 1987.
He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2013 by his close personal friend Arnold Schwarzenegger.
REST IN PEACE BRUNO SAMMARTINO
October 6, 1935 – April 18, 2018