Full Gear Media Call Highlights: Cody Talks Visa Issues, Ranking System, Title Match

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Full Gear Media Call Highlights: Cody Talks Visa Issues, Ranking System, Title Match

During a media call, early this morning, AEW Executive VP and Full Gear main eventer Cody spoke about everything AEW. Subjects ranged from his world title match with Le Champion Chris Jericho to how AEW is evolving over time now that it’s a weekly TV experience.

When asked about his title match, he says that winning the belt would be the “pinnacle of his career.” Losing the match would certainly be monumental as well since he’s promised to never challenge for AEW’s top prize again if Jericho can overcome his challenge.

He carries it in every match. And winning the title would be the pinnacle of his career. #AEWFullGearMediaCall

— WrestleZone on Mandatory (@WRESTLEZONEcom) November 8, 2019

Cody also says that he learned a lot from his time in WWE despite what some might say. He states that the current head of production Keith Mitchell brings “grit and spontaneity” to the show, and he likes that. AEW is a family, and that includes Keith and all the production personnel.

Cody on production changes – Cody says he likes taking the good things he learned from WWE into AEW, but there’s a lot that Keith Mitchell does to help them now.

He likes that AEW is a family. He likes Mitchell bringing spontaneity and grit to the show #AEWFullGearMediaCall

— WrestleZone on Mandatory (@WRESTLEZONEcom) November 8, 2019

When asked about a “midcard” belt, Cody is quick to shoot down that term, but he does say that something is coming. He wants to ensure that Women’s and Tag divisions are in a good place before introducing yet another belt. He also mentions that there will be a Top 5 rankings system in place starting this week based on the company’s focus on wins and losses.

Cody asked about ‘midcard’ title — he doesn’t necessarily like that term, but there will be a ‘prize’ for those up and comers. With that said, it’s been slow because they still need to elevate the Women’s, Tag title. He wants the next one to matter #AEWFullGearMediaCall

— WrestleZone on Mandatory (@WRESTLEZONEcom) November 8, 2019

Cody also mentioned that it’s been hard to bring in as much foreign talent as he’d like, mostly due to visa issues stemming from the current political climate. This would explain why we haven’t seen as many stars from AEW’s foreign partners.

On the AEW Full Gear media call, Cody Rhodes says visas have been difficult to obtain for foreign talent in this current political climate.

— Ryan Satin (@ryansatin) November 8, 2019

Cody also talked about the judges for the AEW title match, the lessons he’s learned in his career and plenty more. Expect further coverage about all things All Gear and Starrcast all over WrestleZone this weekend!

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