Former WWE Ref Jimmy Korderas On Cody Bleeding During Matches: We’re In A Pandemic, Blood Is A No-No

Cody Rhodes loves old school professional wrestling. However, there are those that think certain tropes should be left in the past.

On the June 3 episode of AEW Dynamite, Cody Rhodes defended his TNT championship against Jungle Boy in a highly contested match-up. There was a moment in the match where Cody began to bleed after being thrown into the side barricade by Jungle Boy, coming up bloody.

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Former WWE Referee Jimmy Korderas recently took to social media to explain why he didn't like Cody Rhodes’ decision to bleed during the match, especially during a pandemic.

“I can go on and on about the refereeing [in AEW], the lack of logic, and the way they distract the referees being uncreative and just brutal, burying the referees, but there was something else that happened last night. Cody Rhodes hard-waying himself, getting blood, and getting sympathy upon himself in his match against Jungle Boy. Yes, I understand the goal was to get Jungle Boy to the next level [and] elevate him even though he was going to lose the match and that was very possible to do without the use of blood,” said Jimmy. “We have to think about the times we’re in right now. Yes, we want to evolve pro wrestling. Yes, we want it to get better and [we want to] be creative and think outside of the box, but the one thing we shouldn’t be thinking about is the use of blood. Yes, it [isn’t] ballet. Accidents happen but this was no accident, it was intentional. We’re living in pandemic times. Blood is a no-no, plain and simple.”

Cody has vowed to defend the championship every week. This coming Wednesday, he will face Marq Quen of Private Party for the AEW TNT Championship.

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