One of Dusty Rhodes’ Greatest Rivals to Manage Shawn Spears in AEW


AEW is bringing in an all-time great to work with Shawn Spears.

On the very first episode of The Road to All Out, which dropped on YouTube this Wednesday night, the former WWE Superstar is featured in a sit-down interview with Hall of Fame announce Jim Ross. In story, Spears requested the spotlight in order to explain why he bashed open Cody Rhodes’ head with a steel chair on June 29th at AEW Fyter Fest.

The so-called “Perfect Ten” went on to explain that his unexpected attack was a measure of revenge for Cody, one of his oldest and closest friends, referring to him as a “Good Hand” in an interview prior to him being officially signed by the promotion.

“[There are] five people that I let into my inner circle. Five people that I trust, that I had planned on keeping near and dear to my heart until the day that I die. Cody was one of them.”

“There’s certain things that you’re just not supposed to do. There’s certain things you don’t say publicly. You don’t call a woman the ‘C word’, and you don’t tell children that Santa Claus isn’t real. In the wrestling industry there are certain terms, and certain things you also don’t say – especially within your core group.”

“Cody crossed the line, and I think you know what I’m talking about. He’s changed. He’s put on a suit, given himself a nice, fancy EVP title, and he’s saying the same damn thing that they have said for nearly eight-and-a-half years. You don’t call someone a ‘good hand’. It’s a curse in this industry. Clearly he forgot, and that’s why I wrapped a steel chair around his face at Fyter Fest. Sometimes people just need to be reminded.”

Spears then went on to officially lay down a challenge to Cody for a match at AEW All Out on Saturday, August 31st in Chicago, IL. He expects that the “American Nightmare” will accept his challenge, and has found himself an “ace up his sleeve” for the oncoming battle…

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