After his memorable “Nightmare vs. Natural” showdown against his older brother Dustin Rhodes at Saturday night’s AEW Double Or Nothing pay-per-view, AEW Executive Vice President (EVP) and active talent Cody Rhodes took part in a post-show media scrum.
During the scrum, Cody spoke at length about his epic Triple H-style ring entrance at Saturday night’s pay-per-view.
“I had a literal dream about this type of entrance,” Cody revealed. “I loved when Triple H came out at WrestleMania 30 and it was like Shao Kahn. It was really cool and the throne kinda symbolized his reign.”
Cody continued, “I want to play ball. I know we don’t say competition, but, it stands for itself. I also want people to know this role, this Executive Vice President role, which I love and I’m excited about. I want to be a wrestler first, and that’s great. We were able to do that tonight.”
The AEW EVP also spoke about AEW Co-Owner & President Tony Khan timing the show from gorilla position backstage at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday night.
“Tony Khan sat in gorilla [position] and timed the show,” said Cody. “That takes years to learn. Gerald Briscoe was like the only guy that could do it for a long time. Tony did it tonight on his first try. So they don’t always need us there in those executive roles. We were able to go out there and be wrestlers. That more than anything. Not so much a shot at Triple H. But more a shot that I’m not ready to dive into that role and lean into it. I want to be a wrestler first and foremost.”
From there, Cody admitted that he likely officially “burned the bridge” with WWE on Saturday night.
“I literally burned the bridge tonight,” Cody said. “I can’t go back [to WWE], and I’m fine with that. I want us to play.”
Check out the complete Chris Jericho media scrum from Saturday night below. For those who missed Saturday night’s show, check out our detailed PPV report here: AEW Double Or Nothing Results (5/25/2019): Las Vegas, NV.