In a recent clip released by Inside The Ropes, Cody and Brandi Rhodes are interviewed at Starrcast IV. During the clip they focus on who AEW would be interested in bringing over. WWE female superstar, Alexa Bliss was on the top of the wish list.
When asked which superstar AEW would consider bringing over, Brandi was quickly to respond with WWE’s Alexa Bliss. “I would take Alexa Bliss in a heartbeat. I Love Bliss,” says Brandi Rhodes.
Brandi’s choosing Alexa Bliss, was rather shocking for Cody Rhodes to hear. For Cody this was the first time he ever heard Brandi mention Bliss. Cody goes on to say how much he loves Alexa Bliss theme song. “She has the best music by the way,” says Cody Rhodes. “It’s dope.” Cody quickly searches up Alexa Bliss theme song on his phone and plays it for all to hear. “It’s a really good song. Literally the top of my playlist.”
Cody had a hard time picking, especially when it comes to someone from the WWE. As Cody explains, Vince would probably find a way to block the signing. “The tricky thing is if I say from the WWE, then Vince will sign them for 18 million for perpetuity,” explains Cody Rhodes. Either way as Brandi mentions, “that’s a win for them anyways.” Them as far as the wrestler.
Wrestlers using AEW to negotiate contracts
This seems to be the case with a recent WWE Megastar in Randy Orton. Back in October, Randy Orton had the wrestling world buzzing when he posted a photo of himself in an elevator, next to a sign that read: Elite Level. Randy would tag Chris Jericho and Cody Rhodes in the photo. With Randy’s contract expiring at the time of the photo, many speculated he was on his way to AEW.
Two weeks later and the WWE signed Randy Orton to a multi year contact. For Cody, wrestlers using AEW as leverage to negotiate a wealthier contract, well that’s all good with him. “We’re as wrestlers, we’re brothers and sisters. Doesn’t matter what roof we’re under,” says Cody. “One of the most exciting things about AEW, is that we’ve been able to raise the entire pay floor for the entire industry.”