Tony Schiavone reflects on Cody Rhodes
by SIMONE BRUGNOLI | VIEW 369
Former AEW star Cody Rhodes managed to win the men's Royal Rumble match and earned a title shot at WrestleMania 39. Commenting on his triumph at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas was the Senior Producer, Special Advisor and Talent Relations of the Jacksonville company, Tony Schiavone, during the latest podcast 'What Happened When'
The former WCW voice legend had his say on Cody Rhodes' big win and what awaits him at the Showcase of the Immortals in just over two months.
Tony Schiavone on Cody Rhodes
When asked if he was happy with Cody Rhodes' victory at the Royal Rumble, Tony Schiavone revealed: "Absolutely I am even though I don't watch WWE wrestling and haven't been in contact with him since he moved from AEW to WWE.
This is not for him but for where he works." In fact, the relationship between WWE and AEW would have deteriorated significantly in the last six months, following some behavior by the Stamford federation according to which it would have tried to convince several AEW stars to move to the court of Chief Content Officer Triple H.
Together with Tony Schiavone, there are many AEW athletes who have shown their support for Cody Rhodes, including Matt and Nick Jackson of The Young Bucks as well as Tay Melo, Sammy Guevara and Cody's brother Dustin Rhodes.
A return of the American Nightmare that many fans were waiting for and already announced for the event weeks in advance. Cody Rhodes hadn't appeared in WWE since Hell in a Cell's extraordinary match against Seth Rollins where he sustained a major tear in his chest muscle, for which he was forced to have surgery.
At the moment the plans see him as the star of the next Monday Night Raw from now until the two evenings of WrestleMania in early April. For him, the company is creating various types of merchandising, demonstrating how much they focus on it.
Cody Rhodes revealed in a recent interview whether it was easy for him to leave AEW for WWE. "When I said on on Raw that it was an easy decision, it was more once I'd gone over everything I supposed in my mind and laid the landscape out in front of me and looked at what needed to happen for myself for my family," said Rhodes.
"For my continued efforts as a wrestler and for believe it or not, for the industry as a whole, of course, though, remember, we had weeks upon weeks."