Ever since All Elite Wrestling became a thing, there has been talk about huge collaborations with other companies not named World Wrestling Entertainment.
However, at a media call ahead of AEW’s next PPV event Full Gear, Cody admitted the chances were slim and none.
There is some current crossover between All Elite and the National Wrestling Alliance, who have had their operations severely hindered by the COVID-19 pandemic, but during the call Cody explained that such co-operations would only go so far in the future.
“The doors are open, the bridges are down,” he said. “One thing I’m pretty sure we will never do is a cross-promoted show where we’re running under two banners, we are proud of our banner.
“The more Billy and Tony talk, I bring it up it’s how, when, where, if we were to do Cody vs Nick Aldis III. If anyone knows how the second match went down and the atmosphere of that it’s probably best we leave it at two.
“I would bet you that it would be very difficult for that third match to happen. The parties involved are very aware of the other parties. It’s not impossible, we did it once before and it was a beautiful piece of business, but I don’t know if you’ll ever see that third match.
“If it happens I will be quite blown away, but never say never.”
Cody and Aldis’ exchange of the NWA World’s Championship was one of the things that helped kickstart the push to turn the revolutionary one-off PPV ‘All In’, where Cody temporarily won the belt, into a full-time operation.
It appears that if fans want to see more interaction between AEW and the NWA, and perhaps even companies such as Impact and New Japan Pro Wrestling, the best we can hope for is contracted wrestlers stepping over company lines to compete in one-off crossover bouts.
We’d take that, to be fair.