Cody Rhodes offers more insight into comments he made at the AEW Rally.
Last Tuesday at the AEW Rally in Jacksonville, Cody Rhodes boldly declares that "wins and losses would matter" in All Elite Wrestling. Cody didn't offer any more details at the event. Speaking to SEScoops, Cody discussed what he meant by those comments and how AEW could incorporate win-loss records into the promotion.
“This is preliminary, but I can tell you that we have talked about rankings and we have talked about records," revealed Cody. "As a kid, we probably all read Pro Wrestling Illustrated and the different mags where they’d have the rankings. Everything we’d like to do is an effort to engage the audience. Not in a way that insults their intelligence. It is something that’s been discussed. I can’t confirm that we’ll do records, or we’ll do an analytical take on it, but I’ve seen some mock ups for some pretty cool stuff.”
Cody continued, "New Japan does it in their own unique way, with Tag League and with G1 and you notice the fans get really into that. They want something they can sink their teeth into. I can’t confirm but we’re definitely looking at records and standings, it’s a very strong possibility.”
Fans may remember that EVOLVE opted to go with records over championships in the early days of the promotion. Records were shown on-screen and often cited by announcers during matches. Eventually, EVOLVE dropped the concept. Gabe Sapolsky told Voices of Wrestling, “It was one of those things that didn’t translate from the idea on paper to the reality of the actual shows. I still believe it can work, and I’ve learned from why it didn’t in the past, but the circumstances have to be 100% there and it has to be meticulously done. The main thing is having a consistent roster and a regular schedule.”
For more on AEW, check out Fightful's full recap of everything said at the AEW Rally.