• WWE Is Going Down A Bad Business Path, Says Cody Rhodes
During a recent appearance on the Kevin & Cory podcast, AEW Executive Vice President & Wrestler Cody Rhodes talked about the recent head-to-head battle between WWE SmackDown & AEW Rampage.
Here’s what Cody said:
“It’s a bigger deal for them. I don’t mean to sound bullish or anything like that, but if they were under the impression that they were going to win in that key demo, there are plenty of people behind the scenes at WWE who are brilliant and great people, but I think there are people in the industry, non-wrestlers, people who have never even stepped in the ring, who are leading them down a business path while the business isn’t there.
We’re an alternative, they’re the juggernaut of this space, we’re the alternative brand. If you’re looking at metrics and you work in the offices of that company, you do have to be aware that there is a seismic, SEISMIC, earth-shattering shift in the wrestling business.
The last time there was this type of shift, was in the mid-80s when WWE was taking every territory because he had the TV and they were making a better product and they deserve all the praise they did, but it’s definitely an unreal time.
As someone who is an executive in the company that is making these moves, you ask me when I’m standing in the ring with a microphone in my hand and I’m gonna give you the most competent answer, but it is also very overwhelming to be sitting here and talking to you guys, that’s the responsibility. Great power, great responsibility.
If the fans are choosing us and not the others, we have to make sure we give them everything they want and continue to give them the promise of a wrestling company led by wrestlers and Tony has done such a great job in terms of doing that, really led the ship in a great way.”
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• Old School Wrestling Veteran Celebrates His Birthday
Old School Wrestling Veteran Porkchop Cash (Real name: Bobby Cash) turns 74 today.
Porkchop Cash wrestled for several territories such as NWA Tri-State, NWA Hollywood Wrestling, CWA Memphis Wrestling, Central States Wrestling & Southeastern Championship Wrestling, among many others.
In 1988, he joined the World Wrestling Federation for a few months, but was only used as a ‘Jobber To The Stars’.
His most memorable WWF matches were against The Ultimate Warrior and Tito Santana.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY PORKCHOP CASH!