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What Grade Would Cody Rhodes Give AEW's First Full Year?

Cody Rhodes grades AEW's first full year as a true alternative to WWE.

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Cody Rhodes thinks AEW's first full year as a company between 2019-2020 was a huge success.

During his recent appearance on 'Talk Is Jericho', the former WWE midcarder-turned-standalone smash hit revealed that he'd give the company an "A" overall - Cody also admitted that, as an important part of the company and someone who works tirelessly to improve it, he was never going to give it a poor rating.

He wouldn't go as far as a lofty A+ though, but thinks there is room for that in the future if AEW continues to grow like it has since launching.

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Rhodes is particularly grateful that the new venture didn't tank immediately. That was a genuine fear, because starting a WWE alternative wasn't easy and adjusting to day-to-day management was challenging for him personally. Cody then told Chris Jericho that AEW's first 12 months is "still the greatest year of [his] life".

Cody is excited to see what's next for the promotion. So is Jericho; both agreed that 2021 and beyond should be even more special for AEW.

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