After cutting a promo on the May 12th edition of Dynamite for his upcoming match against Anthony Ogogo, All Elite Wrestling EVP Cody Rhodes came under heavy criticism by many fans for the style of promo.
During a recent interview on the Wrestle Buddies podcast, Cody discussed the creative process of his promos.
“This is probably gonna sound not cool, because a lot of wrestlers–especially wrestlers from my dad’s era–will lie to you and say, ‘Oh, I just came up with that promo right there on the spot,’ which is bulls***. But whatever. I workshop my promos heavily for weeks on end. We have a full focus group for them, as crazy as that sounds. This is a data-based company, so I workshop everything I do. And because my promos have been held to a really high standard–people pick at them and find things in them and they put a microscope on them, which I love. With that in mind, when I was doing the promo I couldn’t come up with a finish.”
Cody Rhodes takes on Anthony Ogogo this Sunday at Double or Nothing live from Daily’s Place.
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