Pro wrestling veteran and former AEW Star “The American Nightmare” Cody Rhodes, who is one of the key persons responsible for the formation of All Elite Wrestling and who’s one of the first few to sign a contract with the company when it was established on January 1, 2019, took to his Twitter and replied to a fan who talked about the reason or reasons Cody left All Elite Wrestling.
There are a number of reasons cited as to why The American Nightmare left AEW earlier this year after his deal was up, with one of those reasons being that Cody had some sort of an issue with Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks. Other reasons cited is that Cody had issues with CM Punk as well as he had money and booking concerns, but Cody mentioned on his Twitter that none of those reasons are true as to why he left AEW.
The American Nightmare also revealed that it had nothing to do with The Elite as he is forever bonded to them and he had no issues with CM Punk either and they even got along. Cody Rhodes then added that his exit from AEW had nothing to do with money or booking just a personal issue and him wanting to go for the big one.
Dave Meltzer noted on a recent edition of the Wrestling Observer Radio Program that Cody told him the reason he left AEW is it was time to leave the territory, meaning it was time for a change of scenery and atmosphere. The American Nightmare left AEW earlier this year after his deal expired and returned to WWE at last April’s WWE WrestleMania 38, when he faced Seth Rollins in Singles action. Cody Rhodes is currently out of in-ring action because of the torn biceps injury that he suffered before his Hell In A Cell Match against Seth Rollins.
You can check out Cody Rhodes’ tweet below:
I didn’t leave because of the Bucks/Kenny. I’m forever bonded to those men over what we created and I remain very proud of it, and I didn’t leave because of/or have issues with Punk. We got along. Not money, not booking, just a personal issue and my wanting to go for the big one.— Cody Rhodes (@CodyRhodes) October 29, 2022