Well, well, well. Look who’s back in the big leagues, it’s none other than the American Nightmare himself, Cody Rhodes. The man who went from “undesirable to undeniable” is now on a fairytale run in WWE, fulfilling his lifelong destiny.
You see, Cody made a name for himself outside of WWE in ROH and NJPW, and even helped create All Elite Wrestling (AEW), where he became a poster boy and draw for the promotion. But apparently, that wasn’t enough for him. He just had to come back to where it all began, the same promotion he left on negative terms.
Now, I know what you’re thinking, why in the world would he leave a company he helped build from the ground up? Well, according to rumors, it was because of alleged creative frustrations and lackluster booking. But let’s be real, who hasn’t been frustrated with their job at some point? I mean, I love my job, but sometimes dealing with all these questions can be a pain in the you-know-what.
“The bottom line is that, it was my baby, it’s growing up and people are having fun and it doesn’t need me. Why I thought, it didn’t need me (…) I’m not being totally honest, maybe it did need me, but here’s what I needed; I did not want to be a gatekeeper wrestler. I did not want to be, ‘This is Cody’s thing, AEW.’ Some people look at it that way, not everybody does. ‘First program, they wrestle Cody, then they do Chris [Jericho’s] podcast.’ There’s a whole meme about it. I didn’t want to be a gatekeeper.”
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Becoming a Free Agent
Oh, well isn’t this just lovely? Cody Rhodes decided to leave AEW because he wanted to become a free agent and explore other opportunities in professional wrestling and beyond. How noble of him.
I mean, who wouldn’t want to leave a company they helped build from the ground up and became one of the biggest stars in, just to become a free agent? It’s not like he had a good thing going for him or anything.
But hey, at least now he can negotiate with other promotions and take on new challenges, right? Because, you know, he couldn’t possibly do that while under contract with AEW. Nope, definitely not.
I’m sure Cody just couldn’t wait to break free from the chains of success and creative freedom to become a wandering nomad in the wrestling world. Who needs a stable home and a supportive fanbase when you can just bounce around from promotion to promotion, right?
But in all seriousness, I do wish Cody the best in his endeavors as a free agent. Hopefully, he’ll find what he’s looking for and not regret leaving the place where he made his mark. Good luck out there, Cody.
Differences with Management
Oh joy, it’s time for another story about a wrestler and their company having creative differences. This time it’s Cody Rhodes and AEW. Why did Cody Rhodes leave AEW, you ask? Apparently, he just couldn’t see eye-to-eye with management about creative decisions. Because who needs collaboration and compromise when you can just do whatever Cody wants all the time, right?
But let’s be real, creative differences are nothing new in the wrestling world. It’s just part of the business. And if Cody felt like he couldn’t work with AEW’s management anymore, then I guess it was time to move on.
Who knows, maybe he’ll find a place where he can have complete creative control and never have to deal with any disagreements again. Or maybe he’ll realize that a little bit of compromise goes a long way in creating a successful product. But hey, who needs success when you can just do whatever you want, right?
Frustration with Storylines
Oh, boy. Another wrestler leaving a successful promotion. This time it’s Cody Rhodes, and the burning question on everyone’s mind is “Why did Cody Rhodes leave AEW?” Well, apparently his storylines were becoming a bit too repetitive for his liking. Poor guy just couldn’t handle the monotony of being one of the top stars in a successful wrestling promotion.
I mean, who wants to be in the same storyline for more than a few months, right? Boring. And let’s not forget about the horror of playing the same character over and over again. Yawn.
But in all seriousness, if Cody felt like his character had become stale and he wasn’t being given enough creative control, then I guess it was time to move on. It’s not like he was a major player in one of the most exciting wrestling promotions in the world or anything.
Who knows, maybe he’ll find a place where his character can constantly evolve and never become stale. Or maybe he’ll realize that sometimes a little bit of repetition is necessary in order to tell a good story. Only time will tell.
But in the meantime, I’m sure Cody will be just fine exploring new opportunities and seeking out that ever-elusive creative control. Good luck with that, buddy. Maybe he’ll find that the grass isn’t always greener on the other side. Or maybe he’ll find a place where he can do whatever he wants all the time. Either way, I’m sure it’ll be a wild ride.
Returning to WWE?
Here we go again with the rumors and speculation. This time, it’s about Cody Rhodes returning to WWE. Because, you know, just because his father had a history with the company and he was part of the Legacy stable, it must mean that he’s dying to go back to the land of Vince McMahon.
I mean, who wouldn’t want to leave a successful wrestling promotion that they helped build from the ground up just to go back to a company that they left on bad terms? It’s not like Cody has a brain or anything.
But hey, at least Cody has come out and denied these rumors. So, I guess we can all rest easy knowing that he’s not planning on heading back to WWE anytime soon. Because, you know, wrestlers never change their minds or anything like that.
I’m sure Cody has his reasons for not wanting to go back to WWE, and we should all respect that. Or, we could just keep speculating and spreading rumors because that’s always fun, right?
Spending More Time with Family
Oh, here we go with another reason for Cody Rhodes leaving AEW. Apparently, the guy wants to spend more time with his family. How dare he prioritize his family over wrestling!
I mean, who cares about spending time with your newborn child and wife? Just keep wrestling on the road and ignore your family like a real man, right? Who needs a supportive home life when you can just travel from city to city and be a wrestler 24/7?
But in all seriousness, if Cody wants to spend more time with his family, then good for him. Family should always come first. It’s not like he was the only top star in AEW or anything, right? Oh wait, he was.
But hey, who cares about being a top star in a successful wrestling promotion when you can change diapers and read bedtime stories? I’m sure that’s way more fulfilling than being one of the hottest acts in the wrestling world.
So, let’s all give a round of applause to Cody Rhodes for prioritizing his family over wrestling. We wish him all the best in his future endeavors, whether they involve wrestling or not. Family always comes first, folks.
It looks like we’ve reached the end of our little journey into the mind of Cody Rhodes and his departure from AEW. It’s been a wild ride, folks. Who knew that someone leaving a wrestling promotion could be so intriguing?
Why did Cody Rhodes leave AEW, you ask? Was it to take on new challenges? Creative differences with management? A desire to spend more time with his family? Who cares about stability and success when you can just bounce around from promotion to promotion, am I right?
But in all seriousness, Cody’s departure has left a void in AEW’s roster. Who else is going to be the poster boy for the promotion now? Who else is going to have such a compelling and unique storyline? Oh wait, they have plenty of other talented wrestlers, my bad.
So, here’s to Cody and his future endeavors. May he find success and fulfillment wherever he goes, whether it’s in wrestling or beyond. And as for AEW, they’ll just have to find someone else to step up and fill the void left by the American Nightmare. Because, you know, that’s how the wrestling world works – stars come and go, and the show must go on.
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