• Tony Khan Comments On The Impact Of Cody Rhodes Leaving AEW
Earlier this year, Cody Rhodes shocked the world when he left the company that he helped start (AEW) and returned to the company where he first made a name for himself (WWE).
During an interview with Grapsody, AEW President Tony Khan was asked if Cody leaving impacted All Elite Wrestling in a major way.
Below is what he said:
“It was, certainly, whenever you lose a star the caliber of Cody Rhodes, it’s going to have a major impact on your company and affect a number of different departments and number of different things in terms of the presentation and the backstage.
Personally, I really like Cody and I know Cody really well and he was so involved in so many different facets with the start of AEW and what we were.
When he left, that was a major challenge. Going into Revolution, we had so many great stories and I think it helped us and helped keep us strong that people were so invested in what was happening in AEW at the time.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (December 27, 2001) – WWF SmackDown!
On this day in 2001, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF SmackDown!’.
It was broadcasted from the TD Waterhouse Centre in Orlando, Florida and featured pre-taped matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Royal Rumble 2002’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
Spike Dudley & Tazz vs. The Dudley Boyz
Christian vs. Rikishi
The Rock & Rob Van Dam vs. Kurt Angle & Lance Storm
Trish Stratus vs. Mighty Molly
The Undertaker vs. Tajiri
Edge vs. Kane
Booker T & The Big Boss Man vs. Steve Austin