• Did WWE Know Cody Rhodes Was Leaving AEW?
According to Fightful Select, WWE Officials knew about Cody Rhodes’ departure from AEW before the official announcement was made.
Just prior to the official announcement, word about Cody & Brandi Rhodes’ departure reached the locker room as well:
“Shortly before the announcement, WWE officials were aware of the situation and also knew that an announcement would be dropped.
We’ve heard that the two sides have at the least had discussions, but WWE was well aware that an announcement regarding Rhodes’ departure would be made at 10 am EST.
About 15 minutes before Cody’s announcement, word had also spread to AEW talent that he was leaving the company.
Cody Rhodes and Brandi haven’t been quite as connected to the locker room in recent years as when AEW started, with word emerging that Cody had become distant from other EVPs.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN NWA HISTORY (February 15, 1986) – NWA Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling
On this day in 1986, Jim Crockett Promotions aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘NWA Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling’.
This episode featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments featuring the 1986 NWA Wrestling Superstars.
The card of the show was:
– Interview: Rock n Roll Express (1st since losing the titles)
– Manny Fernandez vs. Mike Simani
– Interview: Ron Bass
– Interview: Arn Anderson
– Rock & Roll Express vs. Mark Flemming & Gene Ligon
– Recap of Russians attacking Magnum TA
– Black Bart vs. Ron Rossi
– Midnight Express vs. Rocky King & Ben Alexander
– Arn Anderson & Jim Cornette promos
– Dusty Rhodes from the dressing room w/ Magnum
– Nelson Royal & Sam Houston vs. Tony Zane & Mike Jeffers
– Interview: Midnight Express
– Interview: Paul Jones w/ The Barbarian
– Ron Bass vs. George South
– Baby Doll promo
– Interview: Baby Doll
– Arn Anderson vs. Italian Stallion
– Interview: Manny Fernandez, Sam Houston, & Nelson Royal