It was noted on Wrestling Observer Radio that the statement issued by Cody Rhodes on his WWE release was met with plenty of backstage heat in the WWE.
Particularly, WWE management was livid with Rhodes talking about a WWE writer hitting on the female developmental wrestlers.
In related news, Rhodes’ statement has made many within the WWE wonder exactly who he was referring to on the WWE creative team, and while this cannot be confirmed, Rhodes was likely referring to Ed Koskey and Ryan Ward.
Koskey is the head writer of WWE Raw, and is likely who Rhodes was talking about when he referred to a writer as “pretending to be Brian Gewirtz.” Gewirtz is a former head writer of RAW, and Koskey has been with the job since 2013.
Ryan Ward is the current head writer of Thursday Night Smackdown, and was a former NXT writer.