Cody Rhodes Reveals Reason He Left AEW

1 year ago by Amanda Savage

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Cody Rhodes has just shared all he intends to share about the reason for his departure from All Elite Wrestling.

In an interview with Variety in the days leading up to his triumphant WrestleMania 38 return, Rhodes spoke on a breadth of topics including his desire to remain silent regarding his AEW departure. 

Describing the reason for his exit from AEW as ‘a personal matter’ Rhodes shared:

“I chose to remain silent about my departure from AEW and I’m going to keep my word on that. There’s no shoot interview. There’s no nefarious tale that’s going to be told. There were all these different theories and none of them are correct. I mean, there were things about money and creative control. They were printed as fact and it’s been a very difficult two months to see that, when the reality is it was just time. It was a personal matter and we couldn’t move past it. I have nothing but respect for Matt [Jackson], Nick [Jackson] and Kenny [Omega]. I’m rooting for Tony Khan. His name is going to be in the history books as someone who helped to bankroll and support this entire alternative and revolution that AEW became but for me, it was just time to to move on. I get an opportunity at my dream, I get another chance at it. And you really can’t leave any stone unturned with that.”

Rhodes was revealed as Vince McMahon’s chosen opponent for Seth Rollins on WrestleMania Saturday, going on to put on an intense match that saw Rhodes come out on top, landing three Cross Rhodes on Rollins to pick up the hard-fought pinfall victory. 

Cody Rhodes departed All Elite Wrestling, leaving his role as both performer and EVP to return to WWE after failing to come to terms on a contractual agreement to continue with the company he had been with since its inception. 

After his WrestleMania match, Cody’s PR team confirmed that he has signed a multi-year WWE deal and will serve as executive producer for the Dusty Rhodes documentary on A&E.

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