Kevin Owens made an look on WWE After The Bell with Corey Graves to debate a variety of matters.
Throughout it, Owens mentioned Cody Rhodes leaving AEW in February and returning to WWE at WrestleMania 38 the place he would beat Seth Rollins in his first match within the firm in six years.
“I’m so pleased with Cody. When he was right here, he and I acquired shut fairly shortly. Then he left and that actually sucked for me. I’ve individuals on this enterprise which might be actually extra like brothers to me than buddies. It’s not all people, however there’s a couple of individuals on the market that I think about extra like household. Cody’s considered one of them.”
“So when he left, it was a blow to me as a result of I figured, look, we’re going to be so busy, we’re barely ever going to see one another, which is true. We noticed one another as soon as or possibly twice the entire time he was gone. When he was going out on his personal, he was doing it as a result of he felt this was finest for him. He didn’t really feel like he was being given the prospect to be what he could possibly be in WWE, so he determined to wager on himself and go away.”
“The one factor I did was he requested me for some form of steering as a result of he had by no means been on the unbiased scene earlier than, and I gave him The Younger Bucks numbers. I informed them you guys maintain this man, and look what occurred? They actually modified the business. They did. There’s no denying it. Cody went out and did that. He didn’t do it himself. He had a number of assist from lots of people, however he was an integral a part of that.”
“Then he got here again right here, which I don’t know as a lot, however I believe that was at all times his final objective. As he was doing it, as issues have been progressing, his mindset might need modified in some unspecified time in the future and he most likely didn’t see himself coming again at one level as a result of he was doing so properly. However then no matter occurred, I don’t actually know. The chance offered itself for him to come back again right here. He was in a position to do it and are available again and look how he got here again. Large spot on WrestleMania. He’s been featured on RAW as a prime star since. He’s working with the highest expertise. That’s what he wished when he left. So he went out and did it and he got here again this fashion. That’s actually extremely admirable. There’s one thing to be mentioned about that. So I’m actually pleased with him, and yeah, I believe it’s nice to have him again.”
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