AEW’s Anthony Ogogo has admitted that his weigh-in segment ahead of his Double or Nothing 2021 bout with Cody Rhodes was ‘f**king dogs**t’.
On the May 29, 2021 edition of Dynamite, Rhodes and Ogogo featured in a weigh-in segment which many criticised for being awkward, with not much actually happening during the TV time.
Speaking with Chris Van Vliet, Ogogo noted that he thought the segment sounded bad when pitched to him:
“F**king dogs**t mate, f**king dogs**t! So Cody said to me that we were going to do a weigh-in. I’m like ‘Cool, so what’s going to happen?’ Cody is brilliant, he is brilliant at what he does and he has got a great mind for it, he is a really good coach, great promo coach.
“QT is a great wrestling coach, any move he can teach you how to do it, how to get out of it, the reversals. QT is the f**king man. However, (Cody) was like ‘We are going to do a weigh-in.’ I’m like ‘Cool, who is getting knocked out? What are we going to do.’ (Cody responds) ‘It’s a weigh-in, we are not going to touch.’
“I’m like oh, I have watched enough wrestling to know that that’s a bit drab, a bit of s**t. (Cody says) ‘Nah it’s gonna be cool.’ It’s my third week on TV, I am going to turn up, work hard and do what I am told. Mate, I am in it and I am thinking this is crap.”
Clearing up some confusion about rumored backstage heat with Paul Wight, Ogogo said:
“You got Big Show there sweating his tits off and getting really hot. So I said to him (Big Show), I’m just being a heel and I thought that he hated me for ages. I said to him ‘Can’t you count you dumb yank?’ Then after the segment has happened, no one was happy. I was just doing my job, there was nothing that I could do.
“I get my phone and my friend texted me, he said ‘I can’t believe you called Big Show a c**t.’ I went (makes confused face) did I? When I go out there and the red light goes on I am in the zone and what I do is real. That is my favorite word and I say it all the time, but even I wouldn’t have said that. I do get lost in the moment, because it becomes real to me.
“If I have a problem with someone, I will call them every name under the sun before knocking them out, so like possibly I did. So I watched it back and I said ‘You can’t count,’ when I said ‘count,’ it looks like I said (c**t), but I didn’t. So I’m like agh, I saw him next week but he didn’t speak to me, he was busy not because of that.
“Mate the whole thing was disastrous, but I feel like I’m the victim. It was my first kind of entry, and I am in this really weird segment that wasn’t my idea.”
Recalling his suggestions for the segment, Ogogo said:
“I would have rather knocked out Goldust, knocked out Dustin. We get out the ring, we bicker, maybe Aaron Solow gets beaten up and me and QT get away Scott free. At least then something happens. But I have this weird thing where I am wearing Union Jack pants, I get up on the turnbuckle and get a yay/boo thing, which is so childish.
“I like the Bryan Danielson and William Regals that are so in your face and smash, Jon Moxley [as well]. They get stuck in, that’s what I like about wrestling, I like blurring the lines between real and not real. I don’t like standing in my pants going ‘Boo! Yay! Boo!’
“So I was embarrassed. I had never stood on the turnbuckle before with no shoes on, and those metal struts are very hard. So my poor little feet are getting dug into by these metal struts. I wanted the ground to swallow me up, but you got to do your job.”
Cody Rhodes notably left AEW in February, returning to WWE at WrestleMania 38 in April.
Ogogo hasn’t wrestled on TV since June 2021, but has since wrestled on Dark and Dark: Elevation. He last competed on the August 2 edition of Dark: Elevation, teaming with QT Marshall, Aaron Solo & Nick Comoroto.
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