Losing Cody Rhodes Affected All AEW Departments

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The departure of Cody Rhodes from All Elite Wrestling is discussed by Tony Khan.

In 2022, the world of wrestling has been turned upside down numerous times, but one of the year’s first surprising events occurred on February 15 when Cody Rhodes announced that he was quitting AEW. Rhodes was regarded as one of the company’s original fathers along with The Elite (Kenny Omega & The Young Bucks), and he frequently appeared in the best episodes of AEW Dynamite and Rampage.

Tony Khan discussed how losing Rhodes earlier this year damaged AEW in depth in a new interview with Grapsody.

“It was, certainly, whenever you lose a star the caliber of Cody Rhodes, it’s going to have a major impact on your company and affect a number of different departments and number of different things in terms of the presentation and the backstage. Personally, I really like Cody and I know Cody really well and he was so involved in so many different facets with the start of AEW and what we were. When he left, that was a major challenge. Going into Revolution, we had so many great stories and I think it helped us and helped keep us strong that people were so invested in what was happening in AEW at the time.”

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