A former AEW star saw “signs” that Cody Rhodes was leaving the company.
In November 2021, Big Swole left All Elite Wrestling after her contract expired. During her time with the promotion, she developed a close relationship with Cody Rhodes.
In a new interview with Steve Fall for The Ten Count, Swole said that there was never “anything official” about Cody leaving the company, but she saw “signs” along the way. She said:
“People just kiki in the back and we have little gossiping here and there among friends.”
“Nothing really concrete was like ‘Oh, he’s really leaving.’ I had my own personal assumptions because I’m a people watcher and I look for signs and ‘Nah, something’s a little murky up over here’ but nothing really official. But when he left, I was like ‘Told you!'”
Swole noted that the “family dynamic” of AEW just changed over time. She also mentioned that Rhodes’ departure made an impression on some of the AEW talent.
Noting that she felt Cody was clearly still focused on doing what his father Dusty Rhodes never could in the wrestling industry, Swole said:
“It just kinda felt like he was a little uneasy.”
Cody Rhodes will challenge Roman Reigns for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship at WrestleMania 39 this coming Sunday, April 2.
For the full lineup for WrestleMania 39, click here.
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