The official launch of All Elite Wrestling got here final week however the headlines concerning the fledgling promotion have continued to roll in since then. One of these headlines got here when EVP Cody Rhodes mentioned that the corporate is not hiring writers and that they’re conserving issues “in-house for now.”
Many took that as which means that president Tony Khan could be accountable for artistic regardless of not having a wrestling background. That was the thought that Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter had and Cody responded to that notion throughout an interview with sescoops.com wherein he clarified that he and The Young Bucks are the “mind belief” of the wrestling product.
“I believe Dave’s report, and he is obtained his data fairly properly, Dave’s report is just a little skewed, the brain-trust right here continues to be me, Matt and Nick,” mentioned Cody. “Tony is teaching us that man teaches me one thing every single day in regards to the business finish of issues. In phrases of the reserving, and that is a particularly reasonable query, I jokingly hold saying, ‘Well, I’m going to ebook myself because the champion.’ I believe everybody will probably be very happy.”
WON additionally reported that Khan could be within the Vince McMahon position of “head of artistic” and that Cody would lead the lads’s singles division. Brandi Rhodes would then lead the ladies’s division and The Bucks could be accountable for the tag team determination. That would not seem like the precise hierarchy that AEW will have, however Cody admits he is cognizant of the pitfalls of being your personal booker due to his dad.
“Again, I study from the identical success and the identical errors that my dad made when he was reserving and Executive Producing Jim Crocket Promotions,” acknowledged Cody. “I imply that complete heartedly. I’m telling you, I believe folks will probably be stunned in regards to the presentation we placed on. This is not an arrogance promotion by any means. I do know there’s going to be some pitfalls and moments and hiccups with that.”
Dusty Rhodes was the top booker for Jim Crockett Promotions and the NWA throughout the mid-to-late 1980s, and he was usually criticized for inserting himself just a little too usually into storylines. Cody has realized from his father and reiterates that the fans will dictate the wrestlers and storylines that they see in AEW.
“You cannot please everyone on this business and that is the quickest path to failure,” mentioned Cody. “I need to please those that are on the bottom flooring with us and the people who find themselves telling their buddies and the old fashioned word-of-mouth that’s this wrestling business. We will probably be mindful of it, however the perfect wrestlers on the whole are those you are going to see on high.”