All Elite Wrestling Executive Vice President “The American Nightmare” Cody Rhodes was very close in becoming the AEW World Champion, but due to MJF getting involved in the match and throwing the towel in. Cody came up short at Full Gear in what he described as the biggest loss of his professional wrestling career.
Per the stipulation of the match, if Cody loses, then he will not be able to challenge for the AEW World Title again.
Just recently, Cody took to his Instagram and issued a statement regarding his future with AEW as well as his loss at Full Gear. Aside from saying that his loss at Full Gear was the biggest loss of his professional wrestling career. Cody also thanked AEW President and CEO Tony Khan and his fellow EVPs.
Rhodes then said that the end result is not something he can accept, it was his call/choice to make and nobody else’s. Cody also said that he can’t change it, but he can move forward and hopefully find some vindication.
You can check out Cody’s full Instagram post below:
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Lovely snap my Wife got of Pharaoh and I days removed from the biggest loss of my professional career. Nothing positive will come from whining/pointing fingers. I’d like to thank everybody who attended Full Gear & Dynamite this last week, from Baltimore to Nashville…some of the loudest and loveliest fans ever. Both cities did it “AEW style” by not just making it about a single event, but instead turning multiple days into a party and destination. I’d like to thank Tony Khan and my fellow EVPs. As well as Keith Mitchell, Tim Walbert, Rafael, Sandra, Janet, Stella, Chris H, Jeff J, QT Marshall, Jim Ross/Excalibur, Steve Yu & Dylan at Comeback Studios, and the long list of invaluable soldiers who were able to bring together such a first-rate production. I’d also like to extend my gratitude to the Baltimore Commission and Dr Michael Sampson for treating my cut and allowing the World Title match to proceed for the fans in attendance. The end result is not something I can accept, it was my call/choice to make and nobody else’s. I can’t change it, but I can move forward and hopefully find some vindication. Need to heal, train, and most importantly DO THE WORK. Lesson here: always trust your dog. @allelitewrestling @aewontnt