Cody Rhodes answered questions from the media during the AEW Full Gear conference call on Friday afternoon.
Some notes from the call:
- He talked about the promo from this week’s AEW Dynamite and noted that wrestling is better when it’s real and he’s not sure if he can call it a promo.
- He talked about AEW’s production being compared to WWE and said AEW has an element of grit and danger and things feel spontaneous.
- He talked about not liking the term “midcard” when asked about adding a midcard title.
- AEW top 5 rankings will be released tonight.
- He wants more representation from women on the weekly shows and he’s not just talking about the matches. (Note: I know they’ve been working hard to improve the women’s division and AEW has been listening to fan feedback on this and many other things).
- Regarding TV ratings, AEW is not only looking at Nielson TV ratings but they are looking at everything from social media numbers, FITE TV buys, ITV, etc.
- There are plans to do more special shows similar to Fight for the Fallen and Fyter Fest.
- Rhodes noted that the judges who will be at ringside tomorrow night for his match will be championship caliber and he would not be surprised if we see the judges used for future title matches.
He said a lot more in the media call. You can listen to the entire media call by clicking below: