Paul Heyman Theorises On Why Cody Rhodes Left AEW

Paul Heyman has given his opinion on Cody Rhodes shock AEW departure

It’s been several months since it occurred, but Cody Rhodes leaving AEW is still a shocker.

We’ve heard theories and rumours as to why ‘The American Nightmare’ left the company he helped found, but still nothing concrete, and on the precipice of Cody making a likely WWE return at WrestleMania 38, Paul Heyman has given his thoughts on Cody’s AEW exit, saying the following to Ariel Helwani on MMA Hour:

“He’s one of the founders of the company, a lot of it is his concept, a lot of the initial phase was on him, and Cody always had a vision to fill the boots of his father, not just in the ring but behind the scenes,” Heyman said.

“And the fact that he didn’t have the level of participation in decision making that he initially probably thought — this is speculation on my end, I never heard this from Cody, but just seeing the manner in which the creative end of that company grew — it doesn’t surprise me that at some point he was going to say, ‘Not what I originally envisioned and I want to see what life is like elsewhere.’

“So when a founder of a company whose initial vision it was, or part of it was, leaves — that’s always surprising. Knowing what I know, and that’s admittedly very little of the circumstances, not so surprised.”

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