WWE released a documentary on Cody Rhodes titled “American Nightmare: Becoming Cody Rhodes” on Peacock earlier this week, in which WWE Chief Content Officer Triple H called AEW a “secondary promotion.”
The Game said that Cody returned to WWE back in 2022 because he wouldn’t be able to fulfill his dream of becoming the WWE Champion in AEW, as WWE is the biggest wrestling promotion in the world and winning the WWE Championship is the biggest thing a wrestler can accomplish in his career.
Triple H said:
“It’s taking that gamble again and saying – I didn’t grow up dreaming of being the champion or the face of a secondary promotion. I wanted to be the WWE Champion.”
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AEW President Tony Khan was recently interviewed by the Orlando Sentinel, where he was asked about Triple H’s comments.
Khan said that AEW definitely won’t be the secondary promotion at All In this month, which will be one of the biggest events in pro wrestling history.
“We certainly won’t be the secondary promotion at All In. We’re No. 1 in the UK, on TV and with a record gate.
I have a lot of respect for Cody. I know these weren’t his words, to be fair, but we’re not secondary in a lot of markets — for the first time in a long time, WWE has been secondary in a lot of markets.
I’m proud of where we’re at and we’re not taking a back seat to anybody.”
AEW has has already sold over 77,000 tickets for All In and there’s a possibility that it will break WWE’s record if it surpasses the 80,709 paid attendance mark for WrestleMania 32.
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