• Tony Schiavone On Why AEW Fans Don’t Like Cody Rhodes
On a recent episode of his weekly ‘What Happened When’ podcast, Old School WCW Legend Tony Schiavone talked about the negative reaction Cody Rhodes gets from a certain percentage of the AEW crowds these days.
Here’s what the AEW Commentator had to say:
“Cody has a reality show and gets his own special entrance. I understand he’s getting booed, but he gets cheered a lot too. I’m in the arena so I can hear it and see it much more than you guys can.
I think he got cheered as much as he got booed in Orlando, it’s just the people who boo are much louder and more obnoxious.
When Justin Roberts started calling him ‘The Prince of Wrestling,’ that stuck in people’s craw. He started winning matches. Obviously, he’s an EVP so everybody thinks he gets preferential treatment; that’s not true.
I mean, he lost the first two matches to Malakai Black, so he hasn’t won all matches. He lost to Brodie (Lee). It’s not that he wins every match. Some people just don’t like him. I happen to like him because I like his family.”
Tony Schiavone worked with Cody’s father, ‘The American Dream’ Dusty Rhodes in Jim Crockett Promotions between 1983 and 1989, then again in the World Wrestling Federation in 1989 & 1990 and finally in Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling from 1991 until 2001.
Both Tony & Cody have been working for All Elite Wrestling since day one in 2019.
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (October 31, 1994) – WWF Monday Night RAW
On this day in 1994, the World Wrestling Federation aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Monday Night RAW’.
It was broadcasted from the Memorial Auditorium in Burlington, Vermont and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWE Survivor Series 1994’ PPV.
Here’s the match-card:
1. Lex Luger vs. Bob Backlund
2. The 1-2-3 Kid vs. Tony Devito
3. King Kong Bundy vs. Bert Centeno
4. Jim Neidhart vs. Tony Roy