Cody Rhodes is looking to capitalize on what he has learned throughout his journey in the pro wrestling business with AEW. That includes from his time in WWE where he found success but transformed himself into a bigger name outside of the bubble of the company.
Rhodes said in an interview with Variety that he sees an opportunity for AEW to fill a gap in the wrestling world. Rhodes also admitted that while he liked his time with WWE, he felt that “it wasn’t wrestling” which is something that he looks forward to doing with AEW.
“[As] much as I say [WWE] was a wonderful job, it wasn’t wrestling,” Rhodes admitted. “That’s something I’ve learned a lot about, the grittiness and the sports-centric element of the industry that doesn’t exist really anywhere else currently. We have the opportunity to seize that.”
The first official event under the banner of AEW is Double or Nothing that is scheduled to take place on May 25th at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. AEW’s weekly TV series will air on TNT later this year.