Cody Rhodes Open To Matches Against NJPW Stars But Prioritizes AEW Roster

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Cody Rhodes wants to focus on All Elite Wrestling’s roster first and foremost, but he’s also excited about crossover matches now that AEW is working with New Japan Pro-Wrestling and IMPACT Wrestling.

“I know in my heart that there is somebody I’d love to wrestle from New Japan,” Rhodes admitted to the New York Post. “I didn’t get the opportunity and time is running out on that opportunity. I’m a big fan of The Ace [Hiroshi Tanahashi]. I like to challenge myself and they have a great roster in terms of [Kazuchika] Okada, Jay White and of course [Kota] Ibushi, who I got to wrestle so many times, and many people. [Tomohiro] Ishii, my gosh.”

While dream matches are exciting, Rhodes says he’s the “most guarded” inside the promotion when it comes to crossovers.

“There’s some good potential there for crossover elements and good friendly relations, but I also want to never forget that we have a loaded locker room of men and women who are champing at the bit to get in this two-hour time slot and I always look at AEW first.”

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