During a recent edition of the “Busted Open Radio” podcast, WWE Hall of Famer Bully Ray discussed Cody Rhodes jumping ship from AEW to WWE in 2022.
The Impact Wrestling star says he blames the AEW fans for the American Nightmare leaving the promotion that he started.
You can check out some highlights from the podcast below:
On AEW fans chasing Cody Rhodes out of the company: “AEW fans have nobody to blame but themselves, for the Cody situation. It’s as if AEW fans welcomed Cody with open arms & then pushed him away. In my eyes — don’t tell me about the Anthony Ogogo situation because Anthony Ogogo has f***ing gone gone gone! Those fans pushed that man out of that company.”
On the fans turning on Cody: “I’m not saying it’s the number one reason why Cody [left] — there’s probably other reasons, and there is, but those fans started booing that guy out of the building. *Imitates fans* ‘We want Cody to turn heel, and we’re not getting what we want! *Wah*!’ Well, AEW fans know better than Cody does or that we do! *Ugh*”
On fans turning Cody into public enemy #1: “[To Dave LaGreca] No, you know what I’m talking about. You would have never pushed Cody away. The guy was the savior, and then all of a sudden he was public enemy number 1.”
Bully Ray says AEW fans pushed Cody Rhodes out of AEW
“AEW fans have nobody to blame, but themselves for the Cody situation.”pic.twitter.com/uEMxE66nbJ
— Vick (@Vick_8122) November 10, 2023
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In a recent episode of the “Busted Open Radio” podcast, WWE Hall of Famer Bully Ray shared his thoughts on Cody Rhodes leaving All Elite Wrestling (AEW) and joining WWE in 2022. According to Bully Ray, he believes that AEW fans are to blame for Cody’s departure from the promotion he helped establish.
Bully Ray expressed his disappointment with AEW fans, stating that they welcomed Cody with open arms but eventually pushed him away. He mentioned that the fans started booing Cody and demanded that he turn heel, which ultimately led to his departure. Bully Ray imitated the fans’ complaints, suggesting that they believed they knew better than Cody or anyone else involved in the company.
While Bully Ray acknowledged that there might have been other reasons for Cody’s decision to leave AEW, he emphasized that the fans played a significant role in turning him into a public enemy. He even mentioned that Dave LaGreca, his co-host on the podcast, would never have pushed Cody away like the AEW fans did.
The podcast episode sparked discussions among wrestling fans, with many sharing their opinions on social media. A Twitter user named Vick shared a video clip of Bully Ray’s comments, where he blamed AEW fans for the “Cody situation.” The tweet received mixed reactions from fans, further fueling the debate surrounding Cody’s departure.
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In conclusion, Bully Ray’s comments on the “Busted Open Radio” podcast shed light on the role AEW fans played in Cody Rhodes’ decision to leave the promotion. While there may have been other factors at play, the fans’ dissatisfaction and demands seemingly contributed to Cody’s departure. The discussion surrounding this topic continues to generate interest and debate among wrestling enthusiasts.