Cody Rhodes: AEW Was A Really Great Season In My Life

Cody Rhodes will always keep an eye on AEW.

AEW is celebrating its five-year anniversary as the first-ever AEW event, AEW Double or Nothing, took place on May 25, 2019. Cody Rhodes was a big part of the event, not only serving as one of the four Executive Vice Presidents who helped found the company, but facing his brother Dustin Rhodes in a critically acclaimed match.

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Rhodes has since returned to WWE, but AEW remains a challenger brand to WWE.

"I think I'll always have an eye on it because it's just not something you can abandon in your mind in a sense that me, Matt (Jackson), Nick (Jackson), Kenny (Omega), Tony (Khan), Brandi (Rhodes), Bernie (Cahill), Chris (Harrington), and Dana (Massie) started this thing. Especially if you were in those initial meetings. I'll always have an eye for it. I could never pretend it's not there anymore. Jacksonville is a funny place because always, when WWE comes to Jacksonville, people ask, 'How do they respond to you here?' I was really proud of how it was on SmackDown because that's really what it was. I spent a year, I spent my pandemic in Jacksonville. I was at Daily's gym. We were there on the beach and at Daily's Place. All we were trying to do was to get people through the toughest times and hard times with sports entertainment and with pro wrestling. I'm always appreciative that Jacksonville is appreciative of it. I wouldn't root against my former company and I keep eyes on them and I have a lot of really great memories, really more than anything. Sometimes, things are just for a season in your life. That was a season in my life and it was a really great season," Cody said on Busted Open Radio.

AEW will celebrate its five-year anniversary with AEW Double or Nothing on May 26. Fans can check out the lineup for the show by clicking here.

Rhodes competed at WWE King and Queen of the Ring, defending the Undisputed WWE Championship against Logan Paul.

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