Just like Triple H delivered a passionate speech following the conclusion of the first NXT episode on USA, Cody Rhodes did something similar on Twitter, writing a touching letter a week before All Elite Wrestling goes on the air weekly on TNT.
Cody calls next Wednesday “the most significant night in wrestling” in his lifetime as he, his close friends, and billionaire Tony Khan make a big gamble of trying to take on WWE as the first legitimate competition since the close of WCW in 2001.
But Cody credits the fans, who due to their feeling of disillusion in the current wrestling product wanted an alternative, and that’s where he and his partners in crime came.
“Wrestlers now have a chance for better pay and a healthier
schedule, and the doors have been opened wider to a wrestling show more congruent with the diversity of our current society. This isn’t because of AEW. It’s because of you, the fans — from diehard to brand new,” Cody wrote.
Cody mentioned something that John Cena told him ages ago and begged with fans to share their AEW feedback directly with him, be it good, bad, and/or ugly. “What we did right, what we did wrong, and why. Let me help create and tailor a product for you,” Cody said.
In the later parts of the letter, Cody said that he had the best education one could ever receive for this job: eleven years learning under the minds of Randy Orton, Vince McMahon, Arn Anderson, Dean Malenko, and other legends as well as three decades of talking with his father, Dusty Rhodes.
“I know what’s on the other side of the hill. A billion dollar publicly traded behemoth with 70 years of experience and an expansive network of divisions and subsidiaries, which has ultimately become a monopoly in wrestling,” Cody wrote.
“Yeah, I’m a bit nervous. I’m a little scared, too. But I’m saddling up in DC anyway along with the best partners and wrestlers on the planet. I’m with AEW because AEW is for everybody, and I hope everybody tunes in and gives us a chance to shine for you. Thank you!”