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Cody Rhodes fires MASSIVE shots at Triple H during his entrance at Double or Nothing

Cody Rhodes did something unexpected and took massive shots at his former employers – the WWE. Before Cody Rhodes made his entrance at Double or Nothing, a very familiar throne was placed on the stage.

This throne shared an uncanny resemblance to the one that Triple H uses during his entrances and fans didn’t fail to notice this. However, this was all intentional as Cody’s wife Brandi took out a sledgehammer from underneath the ring and gave it to Cody right after.

The crowd erupted as the understood Cody’s intent as he marched towards the throne on the stage. Rhodes then smashed the Throne with the sledgehammer and broke it down to another HUGE pop.

This is undoubtedly a shot at Triple H and the WWE. It will be interesting to see how the King of Kings responds to this declaration of War by Rhodes.


  • Darrin Tyler

    pretty much confirms they are straight up going up against WWE after he did that.

  • Keith Learmonth

    Again: He said it directly in conversation with Billy Gunn, in direct response to Gunn saying “I don’t work here, Vince can’t fire me!”, to which Triple H replied with “Vince will buy that pissant company just to fire you again”. It was a joke about firing Billy Gunn.

  • oppa

    HHH called AEW a “pissant company”. That wasn’t a shot at Billy Gunn. It was a shot that AEW won’t mean anything. He threw a shot an one got thrown back at him. He’s a big boy, he can take it. And if their treatment of CM Punk means anything, he’ll try to fire a random shot once Raw gets boring again and people start chanting AEW on WWE tv.

  • The Random Reader

    Keep in mind that i remind you that Triple H first did this a long time ago bringing his DX to invade WCW thats also under TNT. Think of it as returning the favor

  • StoneColdBeckyLynch

    Please keep referencing WWE and burying them every chance you get. I love seeing the WWE marks complain about it.

  • Keith Learmonth

    Triple H fired shots at Billy Gunn, who was there to defend himself/AEW if he wanted to. Cody’s taking shots at a guy who will never show up or likely even respond in a meaningful way, making his actions look pointless. That’s the difference.

  • Keith Learmonth

    Difference is, Billy Gunn was literally right there. He was saying stuff directly to someone who worked to AEW, and it was obviously in a joking tone between old friends.

  • Keith Learmonth

    You mean when he was saying these things directly to Billy Gunn, as an obvious joke with his friend who was right there to say something back if he wanted to?

  • oppa

    The best way to sum this up is the way someone did on YouTube. Since fans don’t see HHH as a problem, they weren’t supposed to like this the way that they did. The core fan base that AEW is going after is the fans who started leaving wrestling during HHH’s “reign of terror”during the 2000s. HHH fired a shot at the Hall of Fame at this company, so I have no problem with one of the EVPs did, especially after he explained himself and the symbolism of it after the show.

  • CC

    I can take the little in joke about attendance figures, but this throne thing just made Cody look petty.
    The best thing he can do if he really wants to make this promotion stand apart from WWE is to just do his own thing as any time a promotion does stuff like this it just makes them look bad as WWE just ignores them. I mentioned it before with WCW, but it also reminds me of TNA with the whole Voodoo Kin Mafia crap as well.

    Cody has always been respectful of WWE after leaving, often giving credit to them in interviews and also blaming his “failure” in WWE being just as much his own fault as theirs, so to start doing this now looks silly.

    WWE deserves mocking for a lot of things they do, but from a professional level Cody would be better off taking the high ground here.

  • CC

    You have obviously forgotten one of the key points that WCW started losing viewers and WWF started gaining them was during the Foley debacle.
    They pushed it too far thinking that fans wanted to keep hearing this petty sniping and name calling.

  • Steven Davis

    So cheesy and petty.

  • BB

    My thoughts exactly. HHH definitely took the first shot when he made his remarks for the DX HOF speech. What Cody did was a little over the top and cheesy, but he definitely didn’t start it.

  • Kristopher Robinson

    I have to disagree. In the rise and fall of WCW, a lot of WCW talent stated, that all Bishoff and WCW cared about was competing/beating the WWE.

  • The Random Reader

    And what about when Triple H taking shots at AEW during the DX Hall of Fame speech?

  • Keith Learmonth

    This was the one part of the show I didn’t like.
    If it’s not going to lead to future angles in the company, don’t bother with it. Makes Cody look like he’s obsessed with a guy who’s never going to show up to respond. Just makes AEW look second-rate, spending that much time acknowledging WWE, when I’ll bet WWE isn’t going to have Triple H burning the StarDust suit in response.

  • Rinn13

    While I agree that it’s a waste of time, the fact is that WCW’s downfall had zero to do with them taking shots at WWF, and everything to do with piss poor management and god awful booking. That and Time-Warner-Turner suddenly not wanting wrestling on their channels anymore, which makes them putting AEW on TNT all the more ironic.

  • what?

    Lmfao it will be alright

  • CC

    I am sure a lot of people loved this and the joke about attendance figures, but it is all very WCW.
    Just present your own product and stop taking petty shots at WWE because its “cool”, as we all remember how well it worked out when WCW spent its time mocking WWF.