Cody Rhodes says AEW will take care of their wrestlers.
Back in January at the All Elite Wrestling Rally in Jacksonville, Cody Rhodes stated that AEW will take care of its wrestlers, but didn't offer specific details. Health care became a big talking point as Tony Khan later revealed that AEW employees would have "the best health care and benefits." Of course, not all wrestlers will be full-time employees in AEW as some will continue to take Independent bookings. But if they get injured while wrestling for AEW, they will be taken care of.
Cody told Bleacher Report that AEW will "100%" cover any injuries sustained in the ring, as well as the rehab and recovery.
"We're not gonna have a PayPal fund going around for somebody who gets hurt."
Cody also stated, "At AEW, our contracts aren't blanket contracts. There are several wrestlers outside the EVP element that are going to receive benefits and health care. That's a first for wrestling, and these are slow and steady steps and I'm super proud. But it can't happen overnight. That's what I should have said all along."
The Co-Executive Vice President did not offer specific names as to who will receive benefits outside of those in an executive position.
AEW's first official event, Double or Nothing, is scheduled for May 25 in Las Vegas. The promotion is set to debut on TNT later this fall.