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Cody Rhodes talks about AEW being a mix of old and new school

AEW is trying to be an alternative to WWE and it has a steady fanbase now. However, they have many people to keep happy as they try to mix both old school and new school of wrestling styles.

Cody Rhodes spoke to Sport 1 In Germany, where he discussed the topic of their wrestling style. Fans like a variety of things and AEW is trying to deliver that to them as much as they can.

All In was an event that was full of different styles of wrestling, but AEW Dynamite is a weekly show. So they will have to try to find a balance between the two styles.

“They say in wrestling: What’s old is new. There is so much of the territory wrestling and even pre-Crockett, pre-television wrestling, that has so many great stories and element to bring to the squared circle and tell a story within the ropes. To be able to do that on worldwide television is huge,” Cody said during the interview.”

“But we also have to do our best not to be a parody of what’s old. Not to be nostalgia for nostalgia’s sake. You have to give people the buffet: some old, some new. We are melting those worlds. I like Memphis Wrestling, southern wrestling, I revel in that old school, but not lazy old school – the diligent, committed old school. If you mash that up with the new school and create something new, like Darby Allin does or MJF: People will let you know how much they love it.”

AEW Dynamite started with 1.4 million viewers but now has only 600,000. Perhaps they will improve their ratings in 2020. Anything is possible in the world of professional wrestling.


  • Ronald Dunaway

    Wow…one trick pony troll.
    call everyone a jihadi
    That will show them how cool you are. SMFH…
    Your family tree doesn’t fork does it.
    Did you learn your troll skills from Uncle Daddy? Or was it your Brousin?

  • Mark McAllister

    you would know…in your small ISIS village, with all the women raped and the schools detonated…better to blame the Jews.

  • Keith Learmonth

    I think this is one of my bigger issues with AEW. They don’t have a unified company direction. They’ll be booking like an indy show one segment, like WWE in the next segment, and like NXT in the next, while trying to present it as being “more like a sport show”… and it makes it all feel a bit disjointed.

  • disqus_BPXF0aOPrS

    Stop using the word ‘perhaps.’

  • Cinj

    More like preschool.