Jim Cornette isn’t a fan of AEW Executive Vice President Cody Rhodes’ wife Brandi Rhodes appearing on Dynamite’s Grand Slam edition. On his podcast, he made that very clear. Cody Rhodes, accompanied by his wife Brandi and manager Arn Anderson, arrived at Arthur Ashe Stadium to wrestle in AEW for the first time since early August. Despite being the babyface, the American Nightmare was heavily booed during his match against Malakai Black.
Former Midnight Express manager Jim Cornette believes his wife Brandi Rhodes is “shoehorned” into everything Cody Rhodes does is a big part of why fans dislike him.
“The only thing they [AEW fans] wanted to see was Cody get kicked, and I don’t think they wanted to see Brandi get kicked; I just don’t think they wanted to see her at all.” Tell her to go out and be herself instead of acting in any way, and you’ll have so much heat you won’t know what to do. Snipers will be stationed throughout the building. Brandi is being shoehorned into the picture wherever she can because she has to be on television regardless of whether there is any reason for her to be there or not, and she isn’t a good wrestler. People can tell she’s there because she’s his wife because she gave the only good promo she’s ever given. “It would work for a heel, but not for a face,” Jim Cornette explained. Malakai Black beat Cody Rhodes after spitting some black substance into Cody’s face and an inside cradle, according to Jim Cornette, who believes Cody Rhodes was the hottest heel at AEW Dynamite: Grand Slam. The fans were happy with the outcome because they booed Cody for the majority of the match, despite the fact that Cody was the face. After spitting some black substance into Cody’s face and using an inside cradle, #AEWDynamiteMalakai Black defeated Cody Rhodes. The fans were happy with the outcome because they booed Cody for the majority of the match, despite the fact that Cody was the face. #AEWDynamite
As previously stated, Cody Rhodes was heavily booed during his match at Arthur Ashe, and Jim Cornette stated that he was the show’s hottest heel.
“It’s no surprise that the crowd booed Cody Rhodes at every breath he took during the match. This was the end. This was the one where they (AEW) couldn’t turn down the volume or talk themselves out of it. People were thrown off by everything Malakai Black did. Everything Cody did was as if 20,000 fans were watching a stranger break into their home at the same time. They despised it! Cody getting kicked was the only thing they wanted to see. “With this situation, Malakai Black was a raving babyface, and Cody Rhodes was the show’s hottest heel,” Jim Cornette explained.
Jim Cornette has been a harsh critic of AEW throughout the company’s history, but his assessment of Cody Rhodes vs. Malakai Black seems spot on, given that he received a lot of heat in New York. Do you think Jim Cornette went too far in his criticism of Brandi Rhodes?
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