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Cody Rhodes Says AEW Won’t Cater To Casual Fans

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• WWE HISTORY (August 2, 2004) – WWE Monday Night RAW

On this day in 2004, World Wrestling Entertainment aired another LIVE episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWE Monday Night RAW’.

This episode was broadcasted from the SBC Center in San Antonio, Texas and featured matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWE SummerSlam 2004’ PPV.

Here’s the official card from that night:

– Rhyno & Tajiri vs. La Resistance

– Tyson Tomko vs. Rosey

– William Regal vs. Triple H

– Kane vs. Maven

– Randy Orton, Batista & Ric Flair vs. Chris Benoit, Chris Jericho & Edge

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• Cody Rhodes Says AEW Won’t Cater To Casual Fans

During a recent interview on Busted Open Radio, All Elite Wrestling Executive Vice President Cody Rhodes revealed that AEW won’t be catering to the casual wrestling fan and explained why.

Below is what Cody said:

“You guys have heard the term as you talk about wrestling — you guys have heard the term ‘casual fan.’ Right? ‘How are they gonna get the casual fan?’ The term casual fan, honestly I think I throw up in my mouth a little bit every time I hear it. Because it’s this vernacular to describe wrestling like it’s based on the Monday Night Wars.

When the Monday Night Wars are over as in they’re not a thing as in their not happening now in the present. What’s happening here in the present is we can’t determine what it is.

It’s something that history will only be able to tell us. So my focus is always the base that built AEW. That base, if you’ve seen it, you get it. If you haven’t seen it then it’s something that you have to see and feel and Bully [Ray] knows what I’m talking about because there’s a lot of confidence that sometimes can get misplaced for arrogance from my behalf, from The Elite’s behalf.

I’ve seen the power [of the AEW base], I’ve seen it and that’s why I wanna focus on them first and foremost. There are people who are critical of what AEW does and instead of signal boosting that, I’d rather the 100s of the fans that we have in that base than that one salty son of a b*tch that’s not coming on board anyways if that makes any sense.

You know the first way to fail is to try and please everybody, but I gotta take care of the people that brought us to the dance in the first place and I think that’ll be appealing on a global level, I genuinely do.”

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