Cody Rhodes was part of AEW since it’s inception. Cody Rhodes played huge role in the success of AEW in it’s early stages. It was believed that Cody Rhodes would never leave AEW, but surprisingly Cody Rhodes left AEW and made his return back to WWE.
Cody Rhodes recently gave an interview to Comicbook.com, where he talked about his heel run in AEW, Cody says he was supposed to wrestle Sting before he left AEW.
“I was going to wrestle Sting. I don’t think I’ve ever shared that with anybody and nothing was on paper or anything like that. But I can say I got a tremendous offer from AEW creatively, financially, the full package. You won’t hear me say anything bad about AEW or Tony (Khan) or my time there. It was a tremendous offer, but the offer wasn’t right for me. What I wanted to get back to was the first goal that I ever had (winning the WWE Championship). But yeah, that probably would’ve been the endgame. That’s what had been discussed, was to get one (match) with one of my heroes, Sting.
“And it’s one of those things, you can wrestle one of your heroes or you can work with one of your heroes and he can be the head of creative (Paul Levesque), you can’t have it all,” he continued. “And I think one thing I do pride myself on as a wrestler is I will make a decision. It might be a left turn, it might be exactly where you think I’m going, but I will make a decision. I will not get stuck because I felt like I’d been stuck early in my career and never want to be that way again.”