AEW’s Owner, CEO, and General Manager Tony Khan was ready for the option of Cody Rhodes leaving the organization. That is what happened in the end “He wasn’t going to be here and based on the conversations we were having — he never outright told me — but it was obvious that was what was happening,” Khan said, as quoted by ESPN He is proud that Rhodes is his friend and has a lot of praise for him.
“Not anything I want to comment on,” Khan said. “Like I’ve said, I appreciate the things Cody and his wife, Brandi Rhodes, did in AEW and I saw Cody show up in WWE. Like I said before, he showed up there – it’s all still true: I still like him and wish him the best.
I’m appreciative of the stuff he did in AEW. We spent hundreds and hundreds of hours together and know each other very well. I think we parted on very good terms”. Bidding wars in AEW! Khan is ready to watch WWE fighters in AEW, and vice versa.
Maybe this is a sign that something is prepared. “It’s not anything unusual to see stars coming from other promotions, including WWE into AEW,” Khan said. “I think it is now a little different to see a star from AEW go onto WWE television.
I think as the years go by — we’re a young promotion — it was bound to happen sooner or later. And now it has”.
Bidding wars could be a great idea. “We have a lot of great wrestlers here,” Khan said.
“I expect there probably will be, down the road, interest in some of them because we’re putting on such strong shows. I think there’s bound to be free-agent movement on both sides of the competition. I think it’s great for the wrestlers”. AEW is in a big expansion and it must be admitted that Khan is doing a great job.