Cody Rhodes names WWE Superstar as his favorite wrestler. The AEW Executive Vice President used to work with the WWE early on in his career.
Cody Rhodes is one of the top stars in AEW today. He was their innaugral TNT Champion and continues to be an integral component of the promotion. Cody has been significant towards the AEW vs WWE narrative. Espescially with his spot where he destroyed a throne with a Sledgehammer.
You’d think a stament like that would hint at unresolved resentment towards a company that didn’t give him a chance; and maybe by extension, towards a man that represents that promotion both as a performer in the ring and an official behind it. The opposite however, seems to be true.
Cody Rhodes names WWE Superstar Triple H as his favorite wrestler
During a conversation with Inside the Ropes, Cody revealed that Triple H was his role model because he reminded him of his father.
“So I don’t know if I should share this, but, at some point, it’s going to come off my chest. Triple H is probably my favourite wrestler and was a role model.
“I only watched from a distance, but he reminded me a lot of my dad in the sense that I watched him do all the work, be this executive, and then go out there. And he was only part-time for the most part other than when I first started and had that run with him and Teddy and Shawn.
“He really was a model in terms of, “OK, you can do both, you can do both, but you have to be really disciplined. You have to take it really seriously.”
“And that doesn’t get you many friends when you’re the Hermione Granger of the company, and you just take it so seriously and are just a little bookworm.”
He also addressed the Sledgehammer spot during the same interview.
“I think I wanted to make a statement on what we were doing, and I think what we did was clearly the biggest statement we could make. Afterwards, you know, I get really long-winded.
“Sometimes I say the wrong thing and, in this executive role, I’ve put my foot in my mouth so many times, whereas when I was a talent I could get away with it.
“Talents can lie. Talents can exaggerate. When you’re any type of management, you’re held accountable, which is a lesson for me to learn.”
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