During a recent interview on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Hour podcast, Paul Heyman gave his thoughts on why Cody Rhodes decided to leave AEW.
“He’s one of the founders of the company, a lot of it is his concept, a lot of the initial phase was on him, and Cody always had a vision to fill the boots of his father, not just in the ring but behind the scenes,” Heyman said.
“And the fact that he didn’t have the level of participation in decision making that he initially probably thought — this is speculation on my end, I never heard this from Cody, but just seeing the manner in which the creative end of that company grew — it doesn’t surprise me that at some point he was going to say, ‘Not what I originally envisioned and I want to see what life is like elsewhere.’
Rhodes is expected to return to WWE this weekend to face Seth Rollins at Wrestlemania.
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