Cody Rhodes shocked most wrestling fans when his AEW contract had expired and he announced that he would be leaving AEW.
Tony Khan still has a lot of respect for Cody Rhodes, and spoke today on AEW’s Revolution PPV media call briefly about the situation
“It’s a great question, and there have been a lot of great questions today, I know I say that a lot, but I honestly mean it if I didn’t think it was a good one, I wouldn’t say it. And that is a very fair question to ask. I don’t want to get too deep into it because a lot of this is personal between me and him. But I tried to reach a longer agreement with him beyond what we had for the option years.
And it sounded like at one point I think that we were going to honestly and when we couldn’t settle on it, the last thing I want to do is keep somebody here that isn’t going to want to be here,”
“so it didn’t look like we were going to get a longer deal done, and I would have loved to have done it. I have a lot of respect for him, but when we didn’t come to terms on that, it made it pretty clear where we were going to end up on things, and that being said, I have said nothing but respectful stuff about Cody, and I’ll continue to.”– Tony Khan
H/T to Mandatory for the transcription