Cody Rhodes is proud of All Elite Wrestling’s success as the company approaches its third year of existence.
In an interview with Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated, Cody Rhodes spoke about seeing the signs that AEW was the right call in the pro wrestling landscape.
“We’re essentially at the three-year point of AEW, and our stability is the tell-tale sign that our vision was the proper vision,” Rhodes says. “We have such a stable company that Bryan Danielson decided to cross that line, that CM Punk decided to join after seven years away, that Adam Cole—who was being groomed to be a massive star in WWE—decided to cross the line. And that’s not a knock on them, it just shows that we have built a very stable infrastructure.
“It’s based around a joint vision, and the vision that’s working doesn’t belong to any of us. The fans had a vision, too, one they started to invest in with Bullet Club, New Japan Pro-Wrestling and Ring of Honor, supporting the Bucks, myself and Kenny. Tony was the only one to have the foresight to bring this all together, and we’re carrying on that vision. As a founding father or founding mother of AEW, you could walk at this point and still have a great story, a legacy. But everyone wants more.”
Rhodes also spoke about how parenting changed his perspective as a wrestler, explaining that he sees his work from a generational point-of-view.
“Being a parent, it’s changed my perspective,” Rhodes says. “My goal is to wrestle for this little girl. I don’t even know if we’ll have her watch wrestling when she’s so young, but there is a picture of my father and sister, and he’s bleeding but she’s giving him a kiss on his forehead. To me, that’s a reminder of why we do this. I’m doing this to take care of my daughter, and I want her to be proud.”
Cody also spoke about his tenure with the company, noting that his future is with AEW; read more about his comments on his contract status at this link.