Cody Rhodes Says Triple H Took His WWE Departure Personally

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Cody Rhodes reflected on his WWE exit

AEW Executive Vice President Cody Rhodes has been doing the media rounds to promote AEW Dynamite on TNT. 

During a recent long-form interview with Jonathan Snowden for Bleacher Report, Cody reflected on his WWE departure in 2016.

He also talked about how Triple H took his exit personally due to his relationship with Cody’s father, the late great Dusty Rhodes. 

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“Hunter [Triple H] took it very personally because he had done so much for my dad at NXT. There was one conversation where he said, ‘I’m shocked that you feel this way after everything I’ve done for your family.’

But I told him, ‘I’m not my dad. I can’t stay here out of loyalty to you for giving my dad a job in 2005. I get it, and the little boy in me really appreciates what you did for my dad. But I’m not him. He’s not here anymore. I’ve got to be me.’” 

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Rhodes continued by stating that he thinks Triple H has been been in wrestling long enough that Triple H knew that he’s being for real as he’s not asking for more money or a title shot. 

There was nothing that would matter to him at this point. He thinks he let the burn get too bad before he said anything.

Rhodes is expected to open the premiere episode of AEW on TNT this Wednesday as he’ll be in action when he takes on Sammy Guevara in a singles match.