Britt Baker Talks Cody Rhodes Leaving AEW, Him Helping Her Heel Turn

Britt Baker talks about Cody Rhodes' AEW departure.

Cody Rhodes and Britt Baker were two of the first names signed to AEW but now, Cody Rhodes has left for WWE and Britt Baker is reflecting on their good times together.

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Speaking with Sean Ross Sapp, Britt Baker talked about how much Cody Rhodes actually helped her behind the scenes and her reaction to him leaving the promotion.

“From the day he wasn’t at Dynamite anymore, up until the announcement officially got released, obviously, people were saying this and that backstage. Everyone was talking about it, but nobody believed it ‘cause it just seemed so crazy. Even me. I’m like, ‘Maybe, but no. There’s no way,'" she recalled. "With that being said, Cody, I am so thankful and grateful that I got to work with him when I did. Because when I turned heel, he took me under his wing. I can kind of be more open about this now ‘cause we’re not in the action figure war anymore... Now we’re obviously not in the same company. The Britt vs. Cody mini-feud, issue, whatever, that’s all done."

Britt Baker explained that Cody Rhodes, along with Tony Khan, and others, really helped her understand how to be a heel when it was time for her to transition into a new role in early 2020.

"When I first turned heel he really took me under his wing and helped me map out how to tell a promo or how to do a promo or how to come up with bullet points," she said. "I went to a lot of people for help. Tony Khan helped me so much. Chris Jericho, I used to call him and just on delivery alone—Chris Jericho is a big guy on 'it's not what you say, it’s how you say it.' I’d get help from there.

"But when it came to Cody, coming up with the actual structure of what I was gonna say, Cody was there," she continued. "He would help me. He would write a whole list of bullet points and I would get to twist it and turn it to how I would want to say it. But I can’t thank him enough. He was sitting in Gorilla every time I cut a promo or a match, and would tell me how to fix something, what was good, what wasn’t. He was always on. You can fault Cody for many things, you can’t say he wasn’t honest and that he’s not passionate about professional wrestling. ‘Cause he is."

Continuing on, Baker said that she is happy that Cody is now happy in his current position in WWE, saying that Cody is definitely going to be missed in AEW and will forever be associated with the making of Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D.

"With that being said, obviously, everyone has their own path, their own journeys, and this is his," said Britt. "He’s definitely gonna be missed as a coach and as an agent in AEW. It was his home. He helped create it. We wish him the best and if you don’t want to be there, you don’t want to be there at the end of the day, too. Better that he’s happy than miserable, if he was miserable, or if he just wanted something different. That’s cool, too.

"I don’t know that he was miserable. I don’t think so," she added. "If he was miserable, he did a great job of acting not miserable. Let’s just say that. But no, I think it’s maybe something different. Time to move on. Best of luck to him and thank you very much for all your promo help, all your character help, all your help in making Doctor Britt Baker, D.M.D. who she was."

Since his departure, Cody Rhodes has had nothing but kind things to say about his time in All Elite Wrestling. He says that his decision to return to WWE simply boiled down to unfinished business However, Cody does admit he's not eager for a management role in wrestling ever again. Learn more here.

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