Cody Rhodes has given an update on his future in AEW, following reports that his contract is set to expire soon.
According to Wade Keller of PWTorch, as of last weekend, there was ‘intent and hope’ for Kenny Omega and Cody Rhodes to sign new deals. Rhodes has now revealed that he doesn’t plan on leaving anytime soon.
Speaking with Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated, Rhodes noted that he can’t see himself working anywhere else after helping to create AEW. Discussing his wrestling goals moving forward, Rhodes said:
“As of now, my future is with AEW. AEW would be very strange without the core members of the revolution. We all still talk. We all have this admiration for each other. I can’t see myself anywhere else, and I’m very optimistic about what the future holds.
“I always say I want to make AEW destination programming, and that’s numbers-based to me. And I’ve never shared this before, but I really thought that the PWI No. 1 spot had been mine once before, and I was shocked, genuinely, that I didn’t pick it up.
“That may sound silly, but I care about that, and I’m willing to say I care—the people that say they don’t, they typically care a lot about it, too. The AEW world championship is out of the question for me, but there are other goals that, for now, I’ll keep close to the chest.”
“I’m looking to move toward undiscovered terrain. I want to create what’s never happened before, so I am going to take a different approach than any other wrestler. That’s what I am looking forward to doing.”
Despite stating that he doesn’t plan to work as a heel, Rhodes has been hinting at a turn to the dark side in recent weeks. Following last week’s episode of Dynamite, Rhodes briefly teased exiting through the “heel” entrance tunnel.
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