Cody Rhodes Comments On AEW Possibly Signing Rey Mysterio, Kurt Angle And Tessa Blanchard
3 of the top free agents on the market...
Three of the top free agents in the professional wrestling business right now are Tessa Blanchard, Kurt Angle and Rey Mysterio. Recent reports have noted that Blanchard and The Master Of The 619 will likely sign with WWE, while the wrestling behemoth tried to re-sign Angle in late May, but The Wrestling Machine turned the offer down because he's busy with his business Physically Fit Nutrition.
Marc Raimondi at ESPN recently asked Cody Rhodes if All Elite Wrestling were pursuing Blanchard, Angle and Mysterio.
The TNT Champion said: "To me, the greatest luchador ever, of all time, hands down, is Rey Mysterio Jr. And he's got friends here. Jericho and him are friends. Mysterio is not afraid to travel out there, either. He's not a one-company individual. And I think Rey still has a lot left to give in terms of wrestling. That might be something that someone else is currently discussing with him at this point. You never know.
"Kurt is amazing. I had three matches with Kurt when I left WWE. That's a very special wrestler. I'm not sure if he wants to keep doing it, though. I look at someone like that and I look at what is their interest like beyond just being a wrestler. When you're multifaceted like that and you have an Olympic background, I would just be curious as to where his passion levels lie beyond in ring.
"I don't know a lot about the current situation with her and IMPACT. Tully, her father, is in AEW. That's more Kenny Omega, [my wife and AEW chief brand officer] Brandi [Rhodes] and Tony carving out the growing and evolving women's division. They'd have more of a beat on that. She was part of All In for us. And anyone who was part of All In has a place in my heart. On a personal level, I always want all the second- and third-generation wrestlers to have the best experience. She has a lot, a lot of talent. I'm sure it's something Kenny, Brandi and Tony have discussed."