Cody Rhodes Doubts AEW Will Ever Run A Joint-Promoted Show

An AEW-NJPW card may never come to fruition...

Since All Elite Wrestling's inception, the young company has worked with other promotions. AEW has allowed the likes of Chris Jericho and Jon Moxley to appear in New Japan Pro-Wrestling, and they recently started booking Thunder Rosa after Tony Khan came to an agreement with NWA owner Billy Corgan. 

Despite talking to other companies, Cody Rhodes doesn't believe AEW will ever run a joint-promoted show.

He told Asbury Park Press: "I think you'll never see a full-scale, like, joint-promoted show. We have too much pride in our individual brand. But in terms of the relationships, we're never closing the doors and we're never going to pull up the bridges.

"I laughed when I heard people talking about a working relationship with New Japan because clearly it already exists - Jon Moxley has been on New Japan, Chris Jericho has been on New Japan. It already exists, the working relationship. The NWA (owner) Billy (Corgan) and Tony Khan are in contact, Thunder Rosa's the prime example of that... I loved seeing Tanahashi on TV last week. He's somebody I really wanted to get in the ring with one time as far as singles and never got the opportunity - and who knows? That might be something that can happen in the future. But our doors are open, our bridges are down."


 

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