Not so fast? Recently, one of the most interesting stories in wrestling was the possibility that Cody and the Young Bucks were going to be starting their own promotion under the name All Elite Wrestling. While the promotion hasn’t been confirmed or officially announced yet, it certainly has some people interested in where it might be going. But what does WWE think about it?

According to Brad Shepard on the Oh. You Didn’t Know podcast, WWE isn’t worried about All Elite Wrestling whatsoever. Recent reports suggested that WWE was locking down talents to prevent them from joining the new promotion. Shepard says that this is ridiculous as the new promotion just isn’t the biggest threat at the moment. Here are the comments, with transcription courtesy of

“So I talked to some sources in the company about this and it was pretty clear that hardly anybody cared about All Elite Wrestling. In fact, they went on to question the credibility of Dave’s source and eleborated that the very idea that WWE would give Cody’s potential company that much credit to the level where they try to lock their talent up is nuts.”

Maybe this is what WWE thinks of Cody. Check out how Cody used to fare in WWE:

Cody Rhodes vs. Big Show - Intercontinental Championship Match: Raw, May 7, 2012

Opinion: I can’t say I’m surprised here because there’s not much of a reason to be worried just yet. There are a ton of independent promotions in the US alone today and a lot of them have included Cody and the Young Bucks. Is it really that big of a threat to WWE? I know Cody and the Bucks might not sign with WWE, but how many other names could they get? You can only have the three of them out there for so long and I’m not sure if it’s going to last long term.

Should WWE be worried about All Elite Wrestling? Who else do you want to see involved? Let us know in the comments below.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at, or check out his Amazon author page with 28 wrestling books. His latest book is the the Complete 1997 Monday Night Raw Reviews.

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