Cody Rhodes has admitted that he’s probably not cut out for wrestling management, commenting that he wouldn’t like that kind of role again in the future.
After spending his entire career focused on his role and an in-ring performer, the advent of AEW saw Cody Rhodes take on a completely different role. As well as continuing to be an on-screen character and wrestler, Rhodes also took up the position of Executive Vice President alongside The Young Bucks and Kenny Omega.
The position saw Rhodes having to balance his own wrestling ambitions, while being one of the public faces of AEW, as well as dealing with the bigger picture backstage.
Speaking in a press conference after his triumphant return to WWE at WrestleMania 38, Rhodes admitted that he has no plans to go back into management in the future.
Answering a question put to him by Wrestling Inc’s Nick Hausman, Rhodes explained that he didn’t feel he was mature enough for the role.
“Never say never, just general. Because in six years if we are having this conversation again I could be completely going back what I said. I don’t think I want a management job in wrestling ever again,” he admitted. “I don’t think I was mature enough for it. And I tried.
“Eddie (Kingston) and Ricky (Starks), you mentioned them both, all I did was put them out there. Seth did the same thing for me last night, he put me out there. Tony Khan was the one who said, ‘yes,’ because I had said, ‘we don’t have to hire everybody from the open challenge,’ but we basically did.”
After defeating Seth Rollins at WrestleMania 38, Cody Rhodes made his return to Monday Night Raw on April 4th. The American Nightmare opened the show, addressing his future now that he is back where he started his career.
Rhodes discussed how his father never won what would become the WWE Championship, explaining that he promised him he would go and win it for him when he was a kid. Continuing on, he said that while he might not be able to hand the belt to his father anymore, he can put it around the waist of the American Nightmare.
In closing, Rhodes added that he wanted to win the WWE Championship for the fans, himself, his family and the American Dream. Although Seth Rollins came to the ring, the pair only shared a handshake before moving on.
H/t to Wrestling Inc for the transcription.