Various News – Court Bauer On Cody Rhodes’ WrestleMania Loss, Lineup For This Week’s Impact


MLW owner Court Bauer recently appeared on the Busted Open Radio podcast to address a myriad of wrestling topics including Cody Rhodes’ shocking loss to Roman Reigns in the main event of WrestleMania 39 (Night Two).

You can check out some highlights from the podcast below:


On Rhodes losing at WrestleMania: “You have to have conviction in the payoff, whatever the payoff is for them. And so if they think there is a grander payoff, then maybe [I would have booked it the same way]. I think when you deny the audience that thing they want, you’re suppressing it, right? It’s like the pressure’s building up for it. The delicate dance in booking is feeling it and knowing you gotta pop it off. Because if you try to elongate it and stretch it out too long? It does dissipate, you lose the pressure and the cathartic release of that moment.”

On Cody’s WWE return: “Dusty, I think, would be incredibly, incredibly proud of the instincts as a businessman that Cody’s shown.”

In other news, Impact Wrestling has announced several matches including a Digital Media Championship bout for Thursday’s show, which airs live on AXS TV.

You can check out the updated lineup for next week’s episode of Impact Wrestling below:

IMPACT Digital Media Championship Match:
Joe Hendry vs. Sheldon Dean

Time Machine vs. Trey Miguel, Jonathan Gresham & Mike Bailey

Moose vs. Yuya Uemura

Frankie Kazarian vs. The Good Hands

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