Booker T Explains Why Cody Rhodes Is In A “Prime PositIon” In AEW

During the latest episode of The Hall Of Fame podcast on Reality Of Wrestling, Booker T spoke about when wrestlers get "heat" from the audience, reflecting on how fans used to treat John Cena and Roman Reigns. Booker T believes that it wasn't a case of the fans not liking them. Instead, it was wanting them in a different spot.


"For John Cena, everybody sang, 'Cena sucks,' and then you had the ones that liked him going, 'let's go, Cena,' then, 'Cena sucks.' That worked for me. The Roman Reigns thing. People didn't like Roman, they really didn't want to get behind him," he said. "For what reasons? I don't know because Roman at that point and still now is one of the best workers on the roster. Bottom line, no doubt one of the best wrestlers of this era.

"So them not liking him, I think that's the wrong term, 'not liking him'. I think perhaps fans wanted to see him in a different role. And them trying to motivate the company to move that person into that role. I think the fans these days, man they can hijack a whole show," Booker lamented. "They can make you want to do it the way they want it to be done."


Booker T then went on to specifically talk about Cody Rhodes. Rhodes has been receiving plenty of heat as of late from fans but the Hall Of Famer thinks he is in a prime position right now.

"I think a guy like Cody is in a prime position to actually be able to go out there and do what I talk about all the time," he said. "And that's the art of going out there and doing nothing and making the people go crazy. If he can do that for the next five years, man he can make a boatload of money and be very, very happy at the end of the day."

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