More on Cody Rhodes and WWE/AEW

Feb 15, 2022 - by Marc Middleton

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It’s looking more and more like Cody Rhodes is headed back to WWE.

As noted, it was announced this morning that Cody Rhodes and Brandi Rhodes have left AEW. You can click here for the original statements from Rhodes and AEW President Tony Khan. You can also click here for the initial report on Rhodes possibly returning to WWE, along with more on his AEW departure. You can click here for what Dustin Rhodes had to say about the departures.

In an update, a new report from @Wrestlevotes notes that a WWE source “fully anticipates” WWE and Rhodes to come to an agreement.

On a related note, Mat Men’s Andrew Zarian reports that Cody’s “camp” has been in talks with WWE about a possible deal.

Regarding Cody’s AEW status, Wrestling Inc. has confirmed that despite Rhodes working as an Executive Vice President, he is free to do what he wants at this point as he is not under any kind of non-compete clause with AEW.

There are now multiple sources reporting that Cody is in talks with WWE. It was previously reported by Fightful Select that WWE and Rhodes have been in talks, and that WWE knew that Rhodes’ AEW departure would be announced this morning. Combat sports journalist Ariel Helwani also reported that WWE is in talks with Rhodes about returning in the near future.

There is still no word on if Cody’s WWE return deal would include a spot on the roster for Brandi, or when we might see Rhodes return to the WWE ring, but we will keep you updated.

Stay tuned for more.

3 Responses

  1. Mackdeezy says:

    At the end of the day, I’ll believe it when I see it. While I believe that Cody has had some bad blood with the other executives (using that term loosely because it’s just Omega and the bucks) I am hesitant to believe this because I wouldnt put this past Cody or even Tony Kahn to pull such q stunt.

  2. Romanreignshadcancer2getover says:

    Cody Rhodes believes his own hype more than CM Punk and that is saying something. Cody Rhodes has never sold tickets. Waste of money for either company.

  3. Mjolnir says:

    @Romanreignshadcancer2getover If you think Cody signing with WWE would not sell tickets, you’re out of your mind. Cody leaving the WWE and joining the independents and NJPW is what made wrestling relevant again. He gave all those organizations the mainstream attention they deserve because everyone wanted to see how he would do without the WWE holding him back. Then the non die hard fans were introduced to most wrestlers that are in AEW today that were never a part of the WWE. Joining the Bullet Club was the best thing for his career and there wouldn’t be an AEW if not for that decision. I would not put it past them that he and Tony Khan are just pulling a Brian Pillmane-like stunt but if Cody signs with WWE that would be crazy. But I do see this as very unlikely. Although the only thing that is convincing me that it is not a stunt is that Brandi also left in the middle of a major storyline.

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