AEW star and the leader of The Factory QT Marshall doesn’t think Cody Rhodes will break his word and ever turn heel on the fans, and says the boos Rhodes has been receiving are no bad thing.
QT Marshall is a long-time associate of Cody Rhodes and despite their on-screen differences in 2021, the two men operate the Nightmare Factory training school in addition to their AEW backstage roles.
Marshall abandoned the Nightmare Family earlier this year as he launched The Factory stable that includes Nick Comoroto, Aaron Solo, and Olympic boxer Anthony Ogogo.
Speaking exclusively to Inside The Ropes’ very own Kenny McIntosh on a host of subjects, QT Marshall explained why he thinks Cody Rhodes won’t turn his back on the fans despite some perhaps already turning their back on The American Nightmare:
“I mean you bring up John Cena or Roman Reigns when he was getting booed as a babyface. It’s not a bad place to be, as long as they are making noise.”
“I think that Cody has worked extremely hard to connect with the audience. I think that last night creatively was a great step. The t-shirt, jeans, sneakers, that he threw to the audience, so he had to walk backstage with no shoes on. I thought it was good.”
“I don’t think he is gonna turn, he is literally telling everybody ‘Hey guys. This is how it is, this is who I am. Maybe I have gone a little Hollywood or whatever.’ But at the same time, he does work really hard so what the hell, you’ve got to enjoy your life. Is he the most likable? I don’t know. I personally had some issues with him, but we settled them and now we don’t always see eye to eye, but we make it work.”
QT Marshall then illustrates what the fans mean to Rhodes by explaining how the star is frequently with fans after shows signing autographs for everyone he can:
“I think deep down from what he has told me and the way I know him, I don’t think he is ever going to turn. Those fans mean way too much to him, they genuinely do. He’s still standing outside the show, sometimes signing autographs.”
“Collectors come up to him with 30 figures in their hands, he signs for every single person. I think the fans are worth too much to him and his brand, I don’t think he will be turning on them. Let them turn on you, but I don’t think they will.”
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