Audio: Cody Rhodes comments on Paul Wight, Pat McAfee, Sting, Red Velvet, Shaq, more

Mar 3, 2021 - by Steve Gerweck

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Cody Rhodes conducted a conference call earlier today. You can hear the audio here

Here are some highlights:

– Cody says Paul Wight has been a big part of his career. Says Wight is extremely motivated & wants to be there. Short negotiation process because of that. He’s most excited to have him in the locker room to help guide younger talent on navigating being famous.

– Cody says he bets Sting can have a regular wrestling match again. Puts over his “frenetic motion” as still being there. He thinks he’s in it for the long haul with the AEW family.

– Cody doesn’t think it was a difficult decision for Tully Blanchard to get back in there. Says he has a wild look in his eye that he wishes others had.

– Cody said if there is no more opposition on Wednesdays, he jokes about whether they should make a statement similar to what WWE made when AEW launched.

– In talking about pandemic wrestling, Cody says the marathon Norcross, GA, tapings saved AEW in giving TNT new content and keeping Dynamite going.

– Asked about Shaq and Pat McAfee tweets related to celeb matches, Cody said that’s odd because McAfee reaches out almost every day to get a job in AEW.

– Cody says diversity is paramount for the company and they want to be open and represent as many different cultures and backgrounds as they can.

– Asked about her type of contract, Cody says he hopes Red Velvet gets a full-time deal. “I hope you ask me that question in 24 hours because I think she’s going to kill it tonight.

– Cody says the new TNT hour has a name and he loves it, saying the show will come in ’21. He says other news is coming regarding another show involving AEW talent. “We’ve made some large moves.”

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