There has been rumors of heat between some of the Executive Vice Presidents in AEW (Cody Rhodes, The Young Bucks, and Kenny Omega) for over a year now. It’s gotten to the point where rumors suggested some EVPs are no longer on speaking terms.
It was noted by Jason Powell earlier this month while speaking with Wade Keller that there are issues among the Executives and that someone who would be a “difference maker” for the promotion has been hesitant about signing with them due to the rumors.
Rhodes took part in a media scrum on Thursday to promote Sunday’s AEW Double Or Nothing pay-per-view event and was asked about the rumors.
“When I heard that story was floating around, it is when of the things I chopped up as we’ve been very successful, AEW, and with NXT and the Wednesday Night Wars, it created a lot of anger and I understand there is a lot of hardcore NXT and WWE fans out there and that’s why those stories like that don’t surprise me.
I think people need to cling to something and as sexy as that story is, I talk to Matt and Nick every day, I talk to Kenny very often. I support their projects fully and they’ve been supportive of all my projects. We would not be able to put this show on the air.
Tony [Khan] is the man and he’s the boss, but we wouldn’t be able to put the show on the air if the four of us were not functioning as one team. Unfortunately, it’s not very sexy to say, but there is no truth to that…we will remain one team.”
You can listen to the entire media scrum by clicking on the player below (quotes can be found around 10 minutes into the call):