Cody Rhodes has signed with WWE, according to PWInsider.com. Cody signed about two weeks ago. Shortly after the news broke, Cody tweeted about the anniversary of an important AEW show.
Surreal day – the production was totally locked-down and I remember there were only 2 camera operators in the bowl, so all I saw was a red light(no crowd, no countdown, no cue, silence) – live to millions and trying to put them at ease. Felt like radio. Beautiful moment. https://t.co/3aHPHF9zcu
— Cody Rhodes (@CodyRhodes) March 18, 2022
As AEW lose Cody Rhodes, they have signed Jeff Hardy. Jeff Hardy’s reckless abandon of his well-being to give fans the best match possible is what made him a favorite among fans for over two decades now. He had around three stints with WWE, all of which saw him win championship gold of some kind. Jeff Hardy also previously demanded to bring in a top AEW star in WWE.
The Charismatic Enigma was released by WWE after he refused to go for rehab after ‘erratic behavior’ following a WWE live event, where he just walked out of a match. Jeff Hardy would finally make his debut in AEW on last week’s episode of AEW Dynamite, where he saved his brother Matt Hardy from getting assaulted by Andrade El Idolo, Private Party, and The Butcher & The Blade.
Jeff Hardy recently spoke on the latest edition of the Extreme Life of Matt Hardy podcast, where he talked about the incident that would ultimately lead to him leaving WWE. Hardy called that decision the smartest thing he could have done.
”Certain things happen for a reason. Subconsciously, that was maybe the smartest thing I’ve ever done, guided by something higher than me, I’ll say.
The best way I can describe my journey the last few months in WWE was like ‘glimmers of hope, maybe I still do have something.’
The last glimmer of hope was Survivor Series, which was good. It came down to me and Seth Rollins, I was killing it, almost won and the crowd was so behind me. I felt like one of the most popular babyfaces in WWE because the crowd was so with me. Then there were other times where I felt like a ghost, roaming the halls like, ‘Why am I even here? I don’t feel important. I kept doing my deal and would show up and do whatever they wanted me to do. I’ve never been a Politicker so I don’t go out of my way to try and get a certain spot or achieve a certain status.
That night in Edinburg, Texas, I finished my heat, I took the heat, and I said, ‘I’m ready to go’. Went over the rail, disappeared into the crowd. Naturally, they think I took something like drugs or whatever, but I didn’t. If I was that bad, I should have never gone out there, that’s the way I see it. I thought, ‘Just another unpredictable thing I can do and I’ll get away with it. It was more serious than that.
Again, it was one of the smartest things I’ve ever done because everything worked out so perfectly, mainly because on my first day in AEW, I felt valuable for the first time. With the care and love I was shown, I got chills thinking about it. In WWE, it felt like they just wanted to keep me there to sell action figures. I put so much love and joy in painting my face, when I see it come out and immortalized in an action figure, I’m like, ‘That’s why it does this, it’s so cool. That’s one thing I’m super excited about in AEW, my first action figure with the face paint.”
In other news, Current AEW Star and former WWE Superstar Chris Jericho is no doubt one of the most accomplished and popular pro wrestlers to have ever stepped foot inside the squared circle. He has competed in several promotions such as WCW, WWE, ECW, New Japan Pro Wrestling, and AEW among others.