Cody Rhodes took to Instagram today to reflect on his NWA World Heavyweight Championship loss to Nick Aldis at last night’s NWA 70th anniversary show. If you missed it, you should go out of your way to see the match. There were issues with the production, but the wrestling on the show was really good. I’m sure the production issues will be worked out before the next pay-per-view.
On his Instagram post, Rhodes said he has begin to “transition to a new role in pro-wrestling” while telling fans to stick with the NWA. He also mentioned his “remaining dates with the good folks at ROH” which will add to the speculation about his future.
It’s no secret that WWE would love to sign him along with The Young Bucks, Kenny Omega, Marty Scrull and Hangman Page. As we’ve noted on the site, it is very unlikely that these guys have gotten an actual money offer from WWE because they won’t be free to talk with them (officially) until January.
The “transitioning” line could also be a reference to Rhodes working behind the camera as rumors persist about future All In shows. 2019 will be an interesting year for professional wrestling.
Read what Rhodes said below:
“It’s never pleasant losing a match, not to mention losing a title. However, last night in Nashville was the largest gross in Fairgrounds history(topped the TNA “asylum” 02-04 run, HOFers Dream & Jeff somehow 💛) and I know a great deal of folks traveled far-and-wide to be there. That’s not missed on me. Southern rasslin’ and the cities that host it don’t often get that “buzz” like they should and it felt like the days of old last night. THANK YOU to all those who attended and watched live on FITE. THANK YOU to all those who attended the meet/greet(we earned several thousand dollars that I’ll be donating to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation! Still waiting on final numbers). As I begin a transition to a new role in pro-wrestling, I hope all the fans who’ve discovered the NWA recently…stay on board and continue to watch the likes of Nick Aldis, Avalon, Willie Mack, Jazz and many more. As I continue my remaining dates with the good folks at ROH, I’d like to thank them and The NWA for allowing me to cross imaginary lines and give the fans something special! -CR”
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