AEW’s Referees are always been criticized for having poor in-ring decisions during the matches.
In a recent interview Cody said, “Every week we discuss as far as our coaches are concerned, Jerry Lynn, Bill Gunn, Dustin, and Dean Malenko, we talked about what you just mentioned. But I will say, my generation is kind of quick to bite back when people start talking about the runes. Or when people start talking about psychology and things of that nature. I liken it back, and this is an extreme example, but Harley Race in St. Louis is taking backdrops. Nobody else on the card is taking backdrops.”
Cody continued, “All these wrestlers, especially these older luminary wrestlers are telling him how dumb he is. He should conserve his body and how a high spot like that isn’t worth it. You fast forward to 2020 and there is a lot of rule-breaking, and there is a lot of high impacts, high octane, dinosaurs doing shooting star presses off the stage type stuff. When the types that get on the internet, and we are just talking about the twitter world, the types that get on there and bury the modern product, have the opposite effect.” Cody’s comments are kind of confusing which has also been expressed by Jim Ross.