Cody Rhodes Talks Creative Structure In AEW; Confirms Those In Control & Names Frequent Advisors

Cody Rhodes says he's happy with the creative structure of All Elite Wrestling and is hopeful that there will be no changes in the future.

Speaking on the media call prior to the 2/19 episode of AEW Dynamite in Atlanta, Cody discussed whether or not there have been any changes to the creative structure since the start of the promotion last April, in addition to what he has learned from the beginning of the promotion in early 2019.

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“No, there's been no change as far as the creative. You know, you have the four EVPs the guys there in the ring and then you have Tony Khan there,” Cody began. “That is the creative structure. There's plenty of advisers and help. How could you not activate resources when you have somebody like Jim Ross standing 10 feet away, or Taz, or a Tony Schiavone, or Dean Malenko, Dustin. But we always like to keep our circle. No pun intended, our inner circle, small because this was always Tony's idea to have the EVPs and him be on the creative side of things. So there's been no change. And that's been great because we really are forming a team for the long term.

I think the only things that perhaps have changed is, you know, every company is going to have growing pains and little lessons. And I know personally, I can't speak for the other guys, I've learned a lot just in the 20 Dynamites. I have learned a lot about the workload that this is going to genuinely take versus the workload perhaps we thought. I've learned a lot about being on the other side of management, you know, is unique. You feel like a talent. You feel like a wrestler. But people talk to you differently and the boys and girls treat you differently. And I want to be a leader in the best way that I possibly can. I want to be honest with everybody. I want to try and communicate with everybody. I try every week to text everyone on the roster or at least everyone that I have their number. I try to keep very open communication with all because I think that's important. But those are just lessons for me. Mainly, I learn something new every day. I'm surrounded by really smart people in business who let me sit in the room with them and make decisions. So, I'm glad it hasn't changed because it speaks to the mission we set out on in the first place.”

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