AEW EVP and former WWE Superstar Cody Rhodes recently spoke to Kenny McIntosh of Inside the Ropes. The Executive Vice President of All Elite Wrestling discussed several topics during the interview, including his former boss, Triple H.

“So I don’t know if I should share this, but, at some point, it’s going to come off my chest: Triple H is probably my favorite wrestler and was a role model,” Cody Rhodes revealed during the interview.

“I only watched from a distance, but he reminded me a lot of my dad in the sense that I watched him do all the work, be this executive, and then go out there”, Rhodes continued.

“And he was only part-time for the most part other than when I first started and had that run with him and Teddy and Shawn. He really was a model in terms of, ‘OK, you can do both, you can do both, but you have to be really disciplined. You have to take it really seriously’” Rhodes revealed.

Cody Rhodes on Triple H

“And that doesn’t get you many friends when you’re the Hermione Granger of the company, and you just take it so seriously and are just a little bookworm”, Cody Rhodes noted.

Rhodes also discussed the now infamous throne breaking spot, something symbolic and a shot at Triple H himself and WWE as a company.

“I think I wanted to make a statement on what we were doing, and I think what we did was clearly the biggest statement we could make,” Cody Rhodes recalled.

“Afterwards, you know, I get really long-winded. Sometimes I say the wrong thing and, in this executive role, I’ve put my foot in my mouth so many times, whereas when I was a talent, I could get away with it,” Rhodes noted.

“Talents can lie. Talents can exaggerate. When you’re any type of management, you’re held accountable, which is a lesson for me to learn,” the EVP concluded.