Here are the highlights:
How AEW has benefited from Cody being on the indies and essentially scouting talent:
I think it’s cool that another one of the kind of really cool things that led to us all being here was that Cody was on the independent scene for a while. [Cody] saw Sammy Guevara, and Joey [Janela], and MJF, and kind of amassed a little bit of a roster in his head before we even got started.
Hulk Hogan calling him after his match with Darby Allin:
I got a call from Hulk Hogan after our match. He goes, ‘this is so amazing what you guys are doing because you have these guys that no one [has] ever heard of before and they’re in the main event and people believe they can win in one week!’ It’s crazy to an extent, but that’s also the concept of pro wrestling, is get guys over. It isn’t hard to do. And it doesn’t mean, ‘he wins 15 weeks in a row.’ That doesn’t mean s–t. It’s give you a chance to be you!
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