• Cody Rhodes Says He’s Getting Paid An “Absurd Amount Of Money” In WWE
On AEW’s first show, Double Or Nothing 2019, Cody Rhodes destroyed Triple H’s throne with a Sledgehammer.
That moment received a loud pop from the AEW crowd.
After that, Cody took several other shots at WWE during his time in All Elite Wrestling, but now he’s back in WWE.
At a media scrum after his WrestleMania 38 return, Cody talked about meeting Triple H and revealed that he’s making a lot of money in WWE.
Below is what he said:
“We did speak and I think Triple H did it in such a Triple H fashion. Everybody had come on that bus to say hello, talk a little bit about what may happen and the very last one was Triple H.
My former assistant from AEW came as a friend and he was on [the bus] and he knows the world’s worst kept secret that Hunter is my favorite wrestler. That was a really, [starts to tear up] jeez, this has been a wild tear-filled weekend, but it was just a good moment.
Also to see him healthy and I know the retirement came as it did but to do some justice to not only see my favorite wrestler and somebody that gosh I wanted to model so many things after and such. Seth being his protégée and to be able to give some of those fan service moments for the fans and also for Triple H.
That was really touching and especially, you’ve got to put it in perspective, I talked a lot of smack, I destroyed his throne, I was very loud. Very intent on getting angry, I was just angry and that was just a moment of no anger. Because why would I be angry? You guys are paying me this absurd amount of money and I get to be me?
I get to be me and especially coming from where I had left here, there’s nothing to be angry about. It’s more of a matter of one chapter ended, a beautiful chapter in AEW which I’m so proud of, and then to start this new chapter here.
I just kept saying out there finish, I wasn’t talking about the match, but finish as far as what’s next, what I started here, I have to finish if that makes sense. But I spoke right before with him and I’m very excited to see him.”
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• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (April 4, 2018) – WWF Veteran Passed Away
On this day in 2018, we lost Old School WWF Veteran “Luscious Johnny V” Johnny Valiant (Real name: John Sullivan) at the age of 71.
Johnny Valiant won several Tag Team Championships as The Valiant Brothers with his kayfabe/storyline brothers “Boogie Woogie Man” Jimmy Valiant and Jerry Valiant.
Most Old School 80s fans remember Johnny V as a manager for the World Wrestling Federation Tag Team ‘The Dream Team’ (Brutus Beefcake, Greg Valentine & Dino Bravo), and also briefly for Demolition, before Mr. Fuji took over.
In 1996, he was inducted into the WWF Hall of Fame by The British Bulldog & Owen Hart.
† REST IN PEACE LUSCIOUS JOHNNY V!
November 25, 1946 – April 4, 2018