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“Triple H took my WWE departure very personally” – Cody Rhodes

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• OLD SCHOOL HISTORY (September 30, 2000) – WWF Jakked / WWF Metal

On this day in 2000, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly syndicated TV show ‘WWF Jakked’ (night version) aka ‘WWF Metal’ (afternoon version).

It was pre-taped in State College, Pennsylvania and featured mid-card matches on the road to the ‘WWF No Mercy 2000’ PPV.

The card can be found right here:

– Perry Saturn vs. JJ Jones

– Essa Rios vs. Mike Womer

– Dean Malenko vs. Just Joe

– Lo Down vs. Kaientai vs. Too Cool

• “Triple H took my WWE departure very personally” – Cody Rhodes

During a recent interview with Bleacher Report, AEW Executive Vice President Cody Rhodes talked about how Triple H reacted to his WWE departure.

Below is what Cody said:

“Hunter [Triple H] took it very personally because he had done so much for my dad at NXT.

There was one conversation where he said, ‘I’m shocked that you feel this way after everything I’ve done for your family.’ But I told him, ‘I’m not my dad. I can’t stay here out of loyalty to you for giving my dad a job in 2005. I get it, and the little boy in me really appreciates what you did for my dad. But I’m not him. He’s not here anymore. I’ve got to be me.’

I think Hunter, he’s been in wrestling long enough that he knew, ‘Oh, this is a real one. He’s not asking for more money. He’s not asking for a title shot. Nothing would matter at this point.’

I let the burn get too bad before I said anything, if that makes any sense.”

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