AEW EVP Cody Rhodes Talks About Wrestling Legend Sting

AEW performer, as well as Executive Vice President Cody Rhodes, recently sat down with the New York Post for an interview. During the interview Cody spoke at-length about Sting’s current run with AEW. When asked about working a cinematic match with Sting, Cody had this to say:

“To me, the cinematic matches, they really don’t have a current definition. I’ve seen the Stadium Stampede. I’ve seen the Boneyard [match]. I’ve seen various different ways to present cinematic. And really cinematic just means with different camera cuts. It can mean a lot of things, but ask me that question again in a few months because I want the opportunity to stand across from the Stinger and I think he knows that. It’s almost kind of itching at me under my skin that if there is somebody I wanted to beat, it’s the face of TNT’s hottest period and run.”

“The American Nightmare” also spoke about the upcoming tag team street fight at Revolution, where the team of current TNT Champion Darby Allin and Sting will take on Team Taz members Ricky Starks, and Brian Cage. When asked about the upcoming contest for “The Franchise”, Cody told the post:

“I’m going to be watching like everyone else at Revolution and then the decision will become a little bit more clear. With what happens at Revolution and how him and Darby are able to navigate that stream, then ask me in a few months and I’ll have a better answer.”

The former TNT champion also touched on the legacy “the master of the scorpion death-lock” has left so far. When speaking on what the former WCW, TNA, and NWA Champion has done for the wrestling business so far, Rhodes said:

“There was a time where six million people, eight million people were watching wrestling and there are very few people who lived that period of time and who were big stars. Really there are none active other than Sting. He just brings this credibility, this aura and this wisdom, to what he does.”

The VP of AEW also took some time to go in-depth on the way he and others interact with Sting backstage. “The son of the son of a plumber” shared some words on the subject, which gave the existence of kayfabe a slight glimmer of hope. Cody explained:

“I want people to think he’s just that all the time. That’s who he is. He’s just walking around face painted, the long coat because that’s how I see him. When he walks through the back, the common area right before you get to the go position where my office is, where Tony’s office is, there is the common area and when he walks through there it changes the mood. Every local who might be working ‘Dark’ that night, guy who is chomping away, then when you see him he really brings this great presence. That alone is really invaluable and the fact that he’s on TV and we’ve only seen the tip of the iceberg with I think what Sting is capable of.”

(H/T and transcribed by 411 Mania)