Cody Rhodes Comments On Never Crossing Paths With CM Punk In AEW

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WWE star and winner of the 2024 Men’s Royal Rumble Match “The American Nightmare” Cody Rhodes took part in the Royal Rumble post-show press conference, where he talked about a number of topics including how he never crossed paths with CM Punk in any way during their runs in AEW.

Rhodes said, “It’s funny that we meet back here.” “Really. When we were at AEW, I thought we would encounter one another there. It didn’t happen. For whatever reason, it didn’t happen.”

“I think both him and I had different personal experiences. Don’t believe anything that Wade Keller put out about why I left or anything like that. The truth is, nobody knows. Personal thing. Probably a personal thing for Punk. That happens. People come. People go. It’s not a huge thing.”

Rhodes also talked about reuniting with The Miz, Kofi Kingston and Punk and how it all feels like his first run in WWE.

“To see [CM Punk] tonight. To see Miz. To see Kofi. Those were my guys.” “First OVW show I walked into, Brent Albright vs. CM Punk was the main event and Punk was also running the whole show, maybe set up the ring. To see that, sometimes you want another person who you admire and respect to stop looking at you as the kid and look at you and see who you are now. I think he got to see who I am now. That means a lot to me. He’s amazing, could have gone either way, I look forward to what he does in WWE.”

You can check out Rhodes’ comments in the video below.

(H/T to Fightful for transcribing the above quotes)