Cody Rhodes Has No Regrets About Smashing Triple H Throne At AEW Double Or Nothing 2019
Cody would not take back smashing the throne on AEW's first pay-per-view
Cody Rhodes, who recently re-signed with WWE and returned at WrestleMania 38 (Night One), has spoken about the shots he took at WWE and, specifically, Triple H, while he was working for AEW.
The American Nightmare famously destroyed a throne at Double or Nothing 2019 and also did things like teasing hitting The Pedigree and pulling out golden shovels.
Speaking with BT Sport's Ariel Helwani, Cody said he does not have any regrets about making these unfavourable illusions towards The Game (who was recently forced to retire due to a recent health scare).
"Hell no, no, because that's what he would have done. One of the things I remember, I don't think I was even Stardust yet. I ran up to Gorilla position, I'm huffing and puffing. I was mad about something, but not really mad, and I knew I should speak to Vince or Hunter. I spoke to Hunter and he said, 'I totally understand', he had his headphones on and was taking time off this segment to have this conversation, 'Maybe go in the writer's room right now and rattle the cages. Make a scene. You're not getting in trouble, go in and let them know'.
"He wasn't passing me off as much as he sincerely was...the door has their names on it, knock and say your peace. What's the worst that can happen? Doing this without far. It's very easy to be scared. We're surrounded by giants in the business. Vince is a giant in the business. Undertaker, Steve Austin. We have to get ours. We have to keep the pot going and grow into these top stars ourselves. I don't think I'd change a thing. I definitely wouldn't change the throne".
According to Cody, the throne he took a sledgehammer to currently resides in the Rhodes residence and makes a great photo op for guests.
He continued in the interview by saying that he is thankful to The Cerebral Assassin for teaching him when they worked together extensively in 2009/10 and that he regrets they won't be able to clash again due to Triple H's retirement.
"Ultimately, I think the regret is that it doesn't look like we'll get to clash. That's life, but for him to be the last one to come on the bus before I walked out and to see one of my closest friends, I hate saying he's a friend, QT Marshall, to see him see that moment and to see my wife see that moment, that was the heaviest spot of the night. All that aside, I broke the throne, I talked all this trash, I stand by what I did. I think it was what needed to happen.
"I was angry, I'm still angry. Not with him. He was somebody who helped teach me. I got in there with Taker, Shawn (Michaels), Hunter right at the end when they were active. Just in ten days, what I learned from Undertaker was unbelievable knowledge that I teach at my school now. Also, say what you want, Hunter may think I'm dork and may not have the respect and admiration for me that I have for him. He did take care of my dad. I can smash all the thrones in the world, that is one I can't payback. Maybe the only way I can come close is to be here and deliver on a high level for him".