• “It may be the most complex document ever drawn out in the history of our game” – Cody Rhodes On His WWE Contract
During an interview on The Ringer Wrestling Show, Cody Rhodes talked about his WWE contract.
As we noted earlier, Cody revealed that he’s making an “absurd amount of money” in WWE.
Cody then went on to reveal that his new contract is very long and WWE gave him a bus too:
“I’m all in [with WWE]. It may be the most complex document ever drawn out in the history of our game.
This is a full multi-year commitment, not a part-time deal. I’m back doing what I used to, every day on the road. They were wonderful enough to get me a bus, so my family could be with me.
They bet on me, so I’m going to bet on WWE. I’m really looking forward to it.
Like The Undertaker said a couple of times in his (Hall of Fame) speech, perception is reality often in this industry. And the perception of me is all over the place.
‘Oh, he’s an egomaniac, he asked for all this money.’ It’s kind of fun to hear it, but in reality, I grew up here. I didn’t know what a contract was, I think I was 19 when I was in OVW. Now it’s a different story; it’s no longer, ‘this has to be a certain way.’
It’s more a case of me being one of the founding fathers of AEW, and I wanted to ensure that I left with the utmost respect. Nobody here is lazing enough to make AEW jokes or bingo hall references, or any of that, because I have nothing against them. It was time for me to move on.
I wrestled everybody I wanted to in AEW. I didn’t want to be a 15-time TNT Champion and hold the belt hostage, I wanted to move on to a different piece of leather. I don’t know why the contract is so complicated. My agent doesn’t want me to disclose much, but yes it’s a pretty long contract.”
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• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (April 4, 2020) – WWE WrestleMania 36 NIGHT 1 *UNDERTAKER & GOLDBERG IN ACTION*
On this day in Pro Wrestling history (April 4, 2020) World Wrestling Entertainment aired ‘WrestleMania 36 – Night 1’ on PPV (WWE Network) from the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida.
The entire content of WrestleMania Night 1 & 2 was taped on March 25 & 26, 2020.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, there were no fans allowed and the event took place without an actual crowd.
This was also the first ever 2 night event in WrestleMania history (since it first started in 1985).
It featured WCW Legend Bill Goldberg defending his Universal Championship to Roman Reigns’ replacement Braun Strowman, as well as WWF Legend The Undertaker’s final match of his long, illustrious career.
Here are the PPV results:
WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship: Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross defeated The Kabuki Warriors (c)
Elias defeated King Corbin
WWE Raw Women’s Championship: Becky Lynch (c) defeated Shayna Baszler
WWE Intercontinental Championship: Sami Zayn (c) defeated Daniel Bryan
Ladder match – WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship: John Morrison (c) defeated Jimmy Uso and Kofi Kingston (c)
No DQ: Kevin Owens defeated Seth Rollins
WWE Universal Championship: Braun Strowman defeated Goldberg (c)
Boneyard match: The Undertaker defeated AJ Styles