Cody Rhodes speaks following AEW Double or Nothing.
Plenty of moments stood out from All Elite Wrestling's first show Double or Nothing on Saturday Night. But one moment in particular that had fans buzzing was Cody Rhodes taking a sledgehammer and smashing a throne that looked similar to a throne Triple H would sit on at WrestleMania.
The not so subtle shot at WWE and Triple H was clear, but Cody doesn't want fans to get it completely twisted.
“Okay, so I had a literal dream about this type of entrance. I loved when Triple H came out at WrestleMania 30 and it was kinda like Shao Kahn and it was really cool. The throne kinda symbolized his reign and man, I wanna play ball. I know we don’t say competition but it stands for itself you know? And I also want people to know this role, this executive vice president role which I love and I’m excited about but I want to be a wrestler first and that’s great, we were able to do that tonight," Cody told the media following Double or Nothing.
Cody continued, elaborating on balancing his life in the front office and being a wrestler, much the same way Triple H does in WWE.
“Tony Khan sat in gorilla and timed the show. That takes years how to learn. I mean Gerald Brisco, he 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 and that, more than anything, not so much a shot at Triple H, more a shot at I’m not ready to dive into that role and lean into it. I wanna be a wrestler first and foremost. I’m not done."
After becoming "The Throne Breaker," Cody would go on to defeat his brother Dustin Rhodes in a bloody affair.
You can view the entire media scrum with Cody in the video above.