“We Are All Screwed”- Cody Rhodes Warns the AEW Roster About Anthony Ogogo

Published 06/06/2021, 11:17 PM EDT
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – OCTOBER 04: (L-R) Cody Rhodes and Maxwell Jacob Friedman aka MJF make a surprise appearance during the All Elite Wrestling panel during 2019 New York Comic Con at Jacob Javits Center on October 04, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for WarnerMedia Company)


At Double or Nothing, AEW made a big mistake by putting Cody Rhodes over the debuting Anthony Ogogo. The former Brit boxer put on a wonderful debut performance, only for Cody to undermine it by beating him. On Dynamite, AEW corrected their mistake.

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Cody Rhodes reacts to loss to Anthony Ogogo

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Don’t let the above sentence confuse you. Cody Rhodes beat Anthony Ogogo at Double or Nothing, much to the chagrin of wrestling fans all over the world. Nothing against Cody, as the American Nightmare [Dream for one night only] is a phenomenal talent.

However, beating Ogogo undermined a rising talent and almost buried him. On Dynamite. Cody lost to Ogogo in a tag team match that also featured Lee Johnson and QT Marshall. After the match, Cody reacted to the loss on Twitter and warned the rest of the roster about the former Olympic medallist.

Cody’s assessment holds water, as Anthony has time to perfect his new craft. We’ve seen many professional athletes enter the world of wrestling and thrive. As for Ogogo, he has the look, the strength, and from what we saw at Double or Nothing, the talent.

Had Cody put Ogogo over, we’d be in a different situation right now. The Factory would have its crown jewel and the rivalry between the Nightmare Family and the Factory would be much more interesting.

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After looking like an absolute beast, AEW managed to make Nick Comoroto look like an absolute chump within a week. At Double or Nothing, Comoroto entered the Casino Battle Royal and looked set to dominate the field. However, he met his swift end at the hands of Dustin Rhodes.

On Dynamite, Dustin faced the big hairy beast in a bunkhouse match, a stipulation made famous by his father, the later great Dusty Rhodes. Unfortunately, neither the match nor the stipulation suited the headline spot on the Dynamite following a blockbuster PPV like Double or Nothing.

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Just like Cody vs Ogogo, Comoroto vs Dustin did not do what it was supposed to do; make Comoroto look like a beast. Instead, we got an interference from Fuego del Sol, a man who barely makes the card for AEW Dark. After ten minutes of boring brawling, Dustin low blowed Comoroto and hit him with a bulldog for the win.

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Nathan Fulgado

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Nathan Fulgado is a WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. Having published close to 1000 professional wrestling articles, Nathan is currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier's College. He has previously worked at Free Press Journal as a local journalist.

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