On a recent episode of "Busted Open Radio" on SIRIUS-XM, WWE Hall Of Famer Bubba Ray Dudley (Bully Ray) of The Dudley Boyz spoke about the role Cody Rhodes appears to be in with the new All Elite Wrestling (AEW) promotion.
Cody, an Executive Vice President (EVP) for the company, who has been one of the obvious featured performers since day one, is "the Dusty Rhodes of AEW," according to the former ECW Original and longtime veteran of the pro wrestling business both in the ring and behind-the-scenes.
Featured below is an excerpt from the show where Bubba Ray shares his thoughts on Cody's role in AEW right now.
"The smartest thing that Cody Rhodes has done since All In is handpick his opponents. He handpicked the most emotional stories he could. He’s smart. The NWA World Heavyweight Championship, he handpicked Nick [Aldis] because he knows the relationship that the Rhodes family have with [that title] is why that worked. His rivalry with his brother, which is a very real life story, that’s why it worked. Asking his brother to be his partner, that’s why that worked."
"Now, he’s exhausted all of those things, what does he do? I’ll take my friend Shawn Spears, that I’ve talked about and were friends with since the day I stepped into developmental, I’m gonna have him show up and clank me in the head with an unprotected head shot … In handpicking these people, I’m gonna have Tully involved, have Arn do the run-in, he’s mastering the art of smoke and mirrors. That is why it’s working. I don’t give a s— about Cody’s wrestling moves, I only care if you can hit your finish. The rest, I want story line. If you look at the entire show, which match had the least amount of wrestling moves and which was the best story told? … Cody is AEW’s Dusty."
Check out more highlights of Bubba Ray Dudley (Bully Ray) talking about Cody on "Busted Open Radio" below.
— SiriusXM Busted Open (@BustedOpenRadio) September 2, 2019
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