MJF Comments On Cody Rhodes Leaving AEW
MJF and Cory Rhodes were close in AEW
The saga of Cody Rhodes’ free agency appears to be over after it was reported that the ‘American Nightmare’ had signed with WWE, with his return rumoured to take place WrestleMania weekend.
Now Cody’s former protege MJF has commented on Rhodes’ alleged signing with WWE, saying the following to Ariel Helwani:
“I wish him the best of luck, I really do,” said MJF. “I hope he finds happiness, and I hope he makes a boatload of money. Have we had our issues in the past? Absolutely. Do I love him as a human being? Maybe not. But I respect him as a businessman. Look, this is the same guy who I whipped several times as I watched his wife cry and weep. I'm not saying we're buddies, you know, I'm not saying I like the guy, but what I am saying is I respect what he's doing as a businessman, and quite frankly, by 2024, if people have an issue with me leaving to go make real money, then me and him are going to be fighting on the same exact island.”
Whilst many in the wrestling world were shocked by Rhodes’ decision to leave, MJF was not:
“No, I'm not surprised. Because we have so many weapons and we have so many top guys in our promotion, the wheel’s just gonna keep on turning. Now, was Cody Rhodes a big weapon in our arsenal? Absolutely. That's why I look forward to seeing what he, as a weapon, does for the rest of his career,” continued MJF.