Cody Rhodes delivered the promo of his life last night on AEW Dynamite, proclaiming that if he does not win the AEW World title this Saturday against Chris Jericho at Full Gear, he will never challenge for the title again in his career.
In an emotional segment, Cody talked about how Jericho called him an “entitled millennial bitch,” and said he neglected to read in his book The Lion’s Tale “which you can get on Amazon for $3 or at any flea market” about his upbringing which was so hard. “It must have been so difficult being the upper-class son of a famous hockey player, it’s almost like we shared the same silver spoon you stupid dick,” Cody told Jericho.
Cody said that Jericho needs this generation more than it needs him and he surrounded himself with youth when it comes to his Inner Circle.
“This is about my dad, this not about the dead, it’s about the living, it’s about my mother, it’s about my sister, it’s about my wife, it’s about the 14 years it took me to go from undesirable to un-god damn-deniable,” Cody said to a big pop from the crowd.
The promo received high praise from fans and peers, including a big praise from none other than Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. “Rhythm, cadence, tone, intent, passion, execution. Great promo, brother. You (mic) dropped that MF,” Rock replied to the tweet.