AEW’s Cody Rhodes: I'll Retire Before I Become A Heel

“I’m not going to make decisions that are bad for our youth to see.”

Many AEW fans clamour for Cody Rhodes to turn heel, but according to The American Nightmare himself, he’ll retire before he turns heel.

Very much in the mould fo the classic American babyface, Cody’s schtick has garnered a negative reaction from sections of the AEW fanbase, especially during rivalries with the likes of The Factory and Malakai Black, and Rhodes reflected on his reception during a Bleacher Report AMA session:

"The music has broken my heart far more than it has cheered me up so far. I started a bit smaller and today in our industry I'm like a giant. Currently, I'm in a position where they think I book the show and book myself which has created tension for some fans. I’m of the belief that if you pay your money you can cheer, boo, etc. To go from a warm reception to an adversarial reception… I’ll retire before I become a heel. I’m not going to make decisions that are bad for our youth to see. That’s the challenge, how do I maintain where I’m at when the crowd wants to get a different flavour.” 

H/T: Fightful

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