Heel Cody Rhodes vs. Sting
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Heel Cody Rhodes vs. Sting was in the plans before “The American Nightmare’s” sudden departure from AEW 18 months ago.

Heel Cody Rhodes Vs. Sting Was In Motion Before WWE Return

As AEW was being put together, Cody Rhodes was one of the most known names. His run in AEW saw him regularly featured in top angles.

Towards the end of his run, fans began to turn on Rhodes. In fact, they treated him like a heel and he even acknowledged their reaction.

At one point, heel Cody Rhodes vs. Sting was being discussed between a very small group of people. Since Cody decided to rejoin WWE, that idea never came to fruition and probably will not seeing how Sting is looking to concluded his career.

Rhodes told ComicBook.com that he never told anyone about the proposed Sting match.

“But I can say I got a tremendous offer from AEW creatively, financially the full package,” said Rhodes. “You won’t hear me say anything bad about AEW or Tony [Khan] or my time there.”

Heel Cody Rhodes vs. Sting
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“It was a tremendous offer, but the offer wasn’t right for me. What I wanted to get back to was the first goal that I ever had [winning the WWE championship].”

“But yeah, that probably would’ve been the endgame. That’s what had been discussed, was to get one [match] with one of my heroes, Sting.”

“And it’s one of those things, you can wrestle one of your heroes or you can work with one of your heroes and he can be the head of creative [Paul “Triple H” Levesque], you can’t have it all.”

Fans never were able to see heel Cody Rhodes take on the icon, Sting. Even when Rhodes was a top face, the match never happened.

Heel Cody Rhodes vs. Sting
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So, was heel Cody Rhodes vs. Sting a match fans would have watched or were there better opportunities for the now WWE superstar?