Which match will likely open AEW on TNT's debut Submitted by Aaron Rift on 08/07/2019 at 08:58 AM
Cody Rhodes recently did an interview with Bill Apter and here are the highlights...
On Being Excited To See How TNT Has Evolved Since It Last Had Wrestling:
"I donít know, I think I said something to that nature for sure. I was taking back the initial blood and guts comment (from McMahon). Iím so excited that wrestling is going to be on TNT. I think itís been 18 years, and to have a partner like that Ė and theyíve changed so much; the Warner Media Group has changed so much in terms of their infrastructure. Wrestling has changed so much, so itíll be cool to kind of catch back up. You know, where is everything now?"
On What He Thinks Will Be The Major Selling Point Of Their Television Show:
"I think [the TNT TV premier] selling out was an honest shock to me. I thought it would do well, but we were so focused on the content of the show itself. Washington D.C.: the Nationís Capital Ė itís serendipity, man. And the only way itís going to keep happening after the fact is if we keep putting on the best bell-to-bell matches that we can."
"Yes, people may tune in and expect something different as far as AEW is concerned and expect that alternative, and theyíll get that. But theyíll also get something theyíve been familiar with for a long time and that is bell-to-bell pro wrestling at itís best because of the roster we have, and thatís the best thing we can give them. Thereís a hundred hooks, and gimmicks, and all of that in this world of sports entertainment and show business, but the stories you can tell in the ring, theyíre the most sophisticated stories on Earth if you want them to be. And Iím excited to do that."
On Why His Match Against Sammy Guevara Will Likely Open The Show:
"I think, as of looking at it now, Iíll probably be the very first match of the night. Which has a special place in my mind but also thinking from a logistic and planning standpoint, it also makes it very easy for me to go sit down, put the headset on, and help Tony Khan and the other EVPs produce the rest of the show."