Cody talks about what he's learned in his role as AEW EVP.
All Elite Wrestling has existed for three years. The company started with members of the Bullet Club announcing that they would no longer be a part of that group and instead, four of the main members would now be Executive Vice Presidents of this new promotion headed by Tony Khan.
Of all of the executives, Cody Rhodes has appeared to grow the fondest of the role — or is, at the very least, the most outspoken about his enjoyment of being an executive.
Reflecting on all of the things he has learned in his three years as an executive, Cody Rhodes says on FITE in Focus that even more than any talent that he has personally taken on as a project, he has learned more about himself and his own mistakes in his three years as an executive.
"When we signed on to be Executive Vice Presidents. I don't think it really was, of course, it wasn't real. Like it doesn't. It didn't hit me until very recently. I feel like it hit me because I don't know. It's like being in office, if that makes any sense. Gosh, it comes with its own — I don't use the term 'stress,' but of all very different workloads. I wasn't adjusted to that workload until, I feel, about six months ago. It just took it takes time to go from being one of the boys and I mean that just in the sense of how we say 'the boys' in the locker room, and then to not but still wanting to be tethered to — we're wrestlers and know that the end of the day, we're all, we're a roster in a locker room. But then there's those who need you know, management and those who need structure and everyone's got their own projects. Tony's got all these projects, man, Nick and Kenny and myself, just a different workload. Man, I feel like that's not at all — you didn't ask me a question or anything, but I just went on waxing poetic here about it, but it's really, I'm just so glad for the last three years. I feel like more than any of the people I've managed or tried to make a project or tried to cultivate. I think I've learned more about myself and my mistakes than I have any of theirs and that's really, that's a very good thing."
Cody is currently AEW TNT Champion. The only three-time champion in company history. He won the title by defeating Sammy Guevara on Christmas night at Holiday Bash.
Elsewhere in the interview, Cody Rhodes spoke openly about why he enjoys AEW and the emphasis that the promotion puts on championship belts. Read more here.
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