Cody Rhodes spoke to Chris Van Vliet ahead of AEW Double or Nothing. In the interview, he promised big things for the event. Fightful was sent the following highlights.
You can listen to the entire interview in the video above.
The AEW World Heavyweight Championship will be unveiled at Double or Nothing and the Battle Royale winner will get a title shot:
"I've said title and I've said championship in our little circle now and everyone is really adamant that we say "belt". On Saturday there is the chance that you might see the greatest World Championship Title that has ever been created and there's also a chance that I might have showed Chris a picture of it before this interview. He might have got a sneak peek. It's really great. Every day the progress shots have been cool and I'll be able to see it. I'm not guaranteeing it will be there on Saturday, (Cody winks to the camera) but that was a wink, and I'm excited about it. But actually the stakes of the Battle Royale and getting that opportunity to potentially wrestle for the World Championship and to wrestle for the World Championship, every match has high stakes placed on it."
Will there be pyro at Double or Nothing?
"Yeah there is. But you say that and I don't run a pyro company so I haven't seen the rehearsals. Honestly, it's got to be big pyro. Because if you do like sparklers, which are cool, if you do those it's like meh. You want rockets, you want like the big mortar bang that scares you to death. You want the big stuff."
There are some surprises in store at Double or Nothing:
"I think what we have ready to go is the best wrestling show ever. I really do. It's a wrestling show, by wrestlers, for the fans. It's 100% fan service. It wouldn't be that if there weren't surprises."