Cody Rhodes has challenged for the AEW World Heavyweight Title once thus far in the history of the promotion.
He fell short against Chris Jericho when they wrestled at the 2019 Full Gear pay-per-view. The stipulation for that match was if Rhodes didn’t win then he could never challenge for the title again. MJF screwed him out of the title when he threw in the towel on the behalf of Rhodes, which kicked off their heated feud.
Rhodes, who is portrayed as a babyface, has kept his promise of never challenging for the title and doesn’t plan on doing so.
However, during an appearance on WFAN Sports Radio, the AEW Executive did note that it would be a heel thing to do if he decided to challenge for the title. It should be noted that up to this point, AEW has kept its promises regarding stipulations.
“I’m going to stick to my word on the AEW Title, but ultimately, that decision will rest on AEW owner Tony Khan. It’s the easiest heel turn in wrestling if I was to break it. I love that we’re disciplined and conservative, and presenting wrestling backwards.”
Rhodes also talked about the COVID-19 pandemic, teaming up with Red Velvet to take on Shaquille O’Neal and Jade Cargill on Wednesday’s episode of Dynamite, and more. Check out the full interview here.