Conflicting reports surround the status of Cody Rhodes
Over the past few days, there have been several conflicting reports on the status of Cody Rhodes, who still has yet to appear on television ever since he left All Elite Wrestling.
A report by Ringside News initially said that sources within WWE said that Rhodes was still part of the WrestleMania 38 line up in “internal documents” but Bodyslam.net later reported that discussions between Rhodes and WWE have “fizzled out.”
Dave Meltzer of the Observer yesterday also added that there was a “definite change” in the status of Cody to WWE, later clarifying that creative writers were told he went from a “certainty” to “unsure.”
It has been 20 days since Cody and AEW parted ways with the former three-time TNT champion receiving a better offer from the Stamford-based company. But the situation remains fluid at this point and there’s no confirmation whatsoever that Rhodes put pen to paper anywhere.
Meanwhile, Chris Jericho told Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated that Cody leaving was surprising at first, but then again, this is professional wrestling and things like this happen all the time.
“The only reason why this was such a big one is because it’s the first AEW guy who left, and obviously Cody had a huge part in this company,” Jericho explained.
Jericho added that Cody was not happy in AEW but thinks that somewhere down the line, Cody might rethink what he did and probably should have stuck around.
“The more of those guys we bring in, the less spotlight is necessary to be shown on Cody Rhodes. Maybe that’s one of the reasons why he left,” Jericho continued. “I really don’t know. No one knows except for Tony Khan and Cody Rhodes. But he wasn’t happy in AEW, so he’s going to WWE, or be a stay-at-home dad, or do TV shows or whatever it is he’ll do.”
I like Jericho…for the most part. I don’t like all this crap he does or is involved with but Monday Nitro era Monday Night Jericho and Raw is Jericho era Y2J stuff was always entertaining….I think the “save…US/Y2J” and “Alpha VS Omega” concepts were cool….but DadBOD/Fatts Irvine or Champaign Jericho or The Scarves, The Bubbly or The List have illicited ZERO in terms of “Do I Care” and is with those recent MISSES that I question just WHY does Chris Jericho’s opinion about Cody Rhodes future matter to anyone outside his plump lifemate and Lil Jeri Junior aka Ashtray Bobski Jericho??? I mean…it adds little to ZERO insight into the situation…and a non fan who has never heard of Cody or his famous Daddy could tell you that he could potentially regret leaving AEW down the line…like if you were the lead singer in outdated, washed up Twisted Sister and you left to join equally outdated, washed up FOZZY FOZZBOURNE or ya know, grilled Whoppers at the B.K. Lounge and left to microwave Big Mac’s at Ronnie McDonnie’s….you might regret those decisions down the line….so, thanks? Jerichode
I’ve nothing against Y2J, but it always seemed to me that Jericho wanted the Lesnar treatment; to be the part-time world champ and be the top face of the promotion and get the Romans over. When that didn’t pan out it seems like Jericho just shoved WWE to the curb and decided to prove Vince wrong, use the rejection as motivation, seems like to me. In hindsight, WWE made the right call. Jericho is great and all, but he’s got too big of a mouth. Beyond that, Jericho thinks he’s better than he really is. He has always been able to reinvent his gimmick while the matches, largely, remain the same. Nobody in the current era does the slow ass WWE mode of wrestling as well as Roman and Jericho. It’s a gift, I guess. Jericho can take his shots at Cody and WWE, but at some point it just reeks off jealousy. Cody might get what Jericho wanted, and that makes Jericho feel like garbage. He just wants that WWE to love him like they do Lesnar or Goldberg, and since Y2J thinks he 12 times the “worker” either of those two are Jericho believes, I think, that HE should be in those big time, game changing spots, not them. I’ve no proof, no dog in the hunt, it’s just felt that way since Jericho first won the IWGP IC strap and pushed Vince on an IC versus IC match at SummerSlam, what, 68 years ago. It just goes beyond business, to me. This is personal. Good luck with that. Oh, and yeah, Fozzy blows BIG TIME!