After whacking Cody Rhodes over the head with a chair at Fyter Fest, Shawn Spears finally sat down with Jim Ross to explain his actions.
The first episode of AEW’s “Road to All Out” dropped today featuring the anticipated interview between JR and Spears about the much-talked about chairshot.
When asked why he did it, Spears claimed it was due to the “good hand” comment that Cody made about him in a previous AEW “Road To” video.
“There’s certain things that people, in regular life, you’re just not supposed to do, you don’t say publicly. You don’t call a woman the “c-word,” you don’t tell children that Santa Clause isn’t real, right? In the wrestling industry there are certain terms, certain things you also don’t say, especially within your core group. Cody cross a line,” Shawn explained.
“He’s changed,” Spears continued. “He’s put on a suit. Given himself a nice fancy executive vice president title and he’s saying the same damn thing that they [WWE] have said for nearly eight and a half years. He’s changed. You don’t call someone a ‘good hand,’ JR.”
“It’s a curse of the industry to be called a good hand, you know this. Forty years [in the wrestling business] you know this, you understand what I’m talking about,” he added. “He should know better, JR. Clearly he forgot, and that’s why I wrapped a steel chair around his face at Fyter Fest.”
As you may recall, Cody required stitches after the chairshot.
Shawn ended the video saying he has an ace up his sleeve as Tully Blanchard walked into frame. The wrestling legend shook Spears’ hand, whispered something in his ear and told Jim Ross that the interview needs to be over.
Watch “Road to All Out” below, where Spears vs. Cody at All Out was teased.