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Cody on having an AEW show during WrestleMania weekend

Cody Rhodes

In the past few months, AEW has proved it to everyone that not only are they here to stay but they’re also a legitimate alternative to WWE. Although the war between AEW and WWE might be a rather cold one, fans can feel the spirit of head-to-head competition between the two companies on Wednesday nights.

One fan asked Cody on Twitter if AEW has any plans to have a show during WrestleMania weekend and the American Nightmare had a very classy answer.

Cody said that WrestleMania and that entire weekend is “theirs” and that piggybacking them would be lame.

A lot of other promotions have their biggest show during WrestleMania weekend but it seems like AEW has chosen a different route. This also goes to show that AEW is out there to establish a league of its own and not try and benefit off a spectacle like WrestleMania.


  • Darrin Tyler

    Don’t see why not since they could do an event on a saturday. WM is always Sunday.

  • Keith Learmonth

    Normally, I agree with you, but Cody’s right here.
    It’s an admission that you need WWE’s help drawing fans. It’s fine if you’re a smaller indy, or not a US company, but beyond that, if you want to be taken seriously, you should be trying to prove something by drawing your own fans.

  • Keith Learmonth

    Good. He’s got the right idea. Piggybacking on WWE’s ability to draw fans is just an admission that you need help drawing fans… which is fine, if you’re like, a smaller indy company, or an international act… but if you want to cement yourself as ever being able to be “the competition”, you have to avoid giving WWE that clear win.

  • CC

    So in essence, all other promotions are lame then Cody?
    Even NJPW has had shows on WM week.
    I really don’t see it as piggy backing, it is more of a tradition these days to be “wrestling week” and make for an amazing experience for anyone who goes to whatever city WM is being hosted at that year.

    I get that maybe they wanna distance themselves, but calling it lame to do something that week is rather silly, and does not do any favours for promotions that do go.
    And why would you not want to take a chance of gaining new fans?