• Sting Comments On Cody Rhodes’ Departure, Tony Khan Emotional
Former 3-time TNT Champion Cody Rhodes was one of the founding fathers of AEW and one of the Executive Vice Presidents, but he has left the company now.
WWE Hall Of Famer Sting posted a photo of him with Cody from an AEW Dynamite segment and tweeted the following:
“Much love and respect for you Cody. 🦂 ”
Much love and respect for you Cody. 🦂 pic.twitter.com/V1ja7ywOwo
— Sting (@Sting) February 17, 2022
After last week’s AEW Dynamite went off the air, AEW President Tony Khan came out and said he had a hell of a week and could use a big hug. Best Friends then hugged him.
Fans in attendance noted that Tony looked a little emotional, possibly due to Cody’s departure.
— Will Henderson (@willh94) February 17, 2022
Tony Khan is the one who officially announced Cody’s departure from AEW with the following statement:
“Cody and Brandi Rhodes were integral to the launch of All Elite Wrestling.
Cody’s ability combined with his boldness and his passion for our industry and his love for community outreach helped AEW deliver on our mission to give fans what they needed for fan too long – something new, innovative and lasting.
Brandi helped shape the AEW story, and I appreciate how hard she fought for us both in the ring and out of the ring, competing in the women’s division while advancing our efforts at inclusion and civic causes, including great partnerships with Kulture City and The American Heart Association.
I have immense respect and appreciation for Cody and Brandi, and I wish them both the best as they move on from AEW.
Thank you, Cody and Brandi!”
WATCH: Revealing Shots Of Brandi Rhodes (Cody Rhodes’ Wife):
• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (February 20, 1989) – NWA Chi-Town Rumble
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on February 20, 1989, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired ‘NWA Chi-Town Rumble’ LIVE on PPV from the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, Illinois.
This pay-per-view featured the first out of 3 legendary Flair/Steamboat matches.
Here are the results:
Michael Hayes defeated Russian Assassin I
Sting defeated Butch Reed
Loser Leaves The NWA: The Midnight Express & Jim Cornette defeated The Original Midnight Express & Paul E. Dangerously
NWA World Television Championship: Mike Rotunda defeated Rick Steiner (c)
NWA United States Heavyweight Championship: Lex Luger defeated Barry Windham (c)
NWA World Tag Team Championship: The Road Warriors (c) defeated The Varsity Club
NWA World Heavyweight Championship: Ricky Steamboat defeated Ric Flair (c)