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Audio & Coverage: Cody Rhodes Media Conference Call For AEW Double Or Nothing

Cody Rhodes speaks to media ahead of AEW Double Or Nothing! You can see full live updates below, and watch along above!

- Cody says that the card we will see Saturday is about 90 percent the same as what the direction was going to be before the pandemic happened.

- Cody credits Tony Khan and others for helping put the shows on over the past few months.

- Cody wants to make AEW and Double or Nothing destination viewing and keep the things people like, which is hard to gauge with no live audience to let you know.

- Cody says he gets "Stunning" Steve Austin and "Natural" Dustin Rhodes vibes from MJF and Jungle Boy as a peek into AEW's future.

- He puts over the medical team and the testing the staff and roster are undergoing. Cody thinks a lot of the performers will come out of this as better wrestlers.

- They don't want to "rank" the TNT title, because they want to see what that title actually is. They don't want to put an identity on it of make it "secondary." The number one rank isn't a definite in facing the AEW Champion, they might face the TNT Champion.

- Cody is happy to see a lot of super heavies converge in AEW in recent months. 

- Cody's very happy that AEW has the benefit of Daily's Place. He likes the environment and would be okay wrestling there for the foreseeable future. There are other places that are wanting AEW as the world opens up, though. He liked that Daily's has a lot of environments.

- He thinks they'll stick around in Jacksonville without fans as it makes more sense and it's safer to stay there.

- Cody reiterates that the Nightmare Factory is not affiliated with AEW, but he's happy they had the infrastructure to film a few shows there.

- Cody says it's disappointing to not be able to hug or shake hands, but it might be passe. 

- For those of you wondering why empty arena shows still use mics: the hard camera can't pick up the audio appropriately, they still need them for the audience at home to hear.

- Cody says they'll hopefully present new dates for rescheduled dates "sooner than later" and maybe "in a couple of weeks." Says Rochester will for sure happen.

- He says international live event plans will perhaps take a hit and a delay because they don't know when the borders will open up.

- Cody speaks highly of Matt Hardy, and says Matt spoke to the roster on the waterfront last night. He says the Elite is Kenny Omega, and Young Bucks. He says Hangman, Marty Scurll and presumably Matt Hardy is a part of the expanded Elite universe.

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