Cody Rhodes Revisits His Throne Smashing Moment: “We Wanted To Make A Statement”

Posted By James Walsh on 07/24/21

AEW superstar and Executive VP Cody Rhodes recently spoke to Inside the Ropes about a wide range of topics, including his smashing the throne moment at Double or Nothing 2019 and why it was so important for him to send that message. Highlights from the interview are below.

On being competitive with WWE:

I wanted to be clear what we were doing. You mentioned the barbs back and forth—that’s part of what we do. Trash talk is part of what we do, but also when they counter-programmed us for no reason other than to split our audience, I didn’t want to meet that in a cowardly fashion. I wanted to flat out say, ‘OK, well, great. Our show is still going to be better and as crazy as this is, we’re going to win. So if you want to have this moment in time on Wednesday nights where we put all eyes on wrestling, we’re going to win.’