Talk on Cody Rhodes possibly returning to WWE

Feb 15, 2022 - by Marc Middleton

As noted, Cody Rhodes and wife Brandi Rhodes have left AEW. You can click here for the statements from Cody and AEW President Tony Khan.

It’s believed by some that Cody is returning to WWE soon. It was noted on Wrestling Observer Radio that there was a lot of talk at Monday’s RAW about Rhodes possibly returning to his former employer, who he was with from 2006-2016. There is said to be chatter within certain WWE circles about Cody’s future with the company, but nothing is official as of this writing.

Shortly before AEW and Cody confirmed the departures today, WWE officials were aware of the situation and reportedly knew ahead of time that an announcement would be made, according to Fightful Select.

It was noted that Rhodes and WWE have at least had discussions, but WWE did know that an announcement on Rhodes’ AEW departure would be made this morning.

Furthermore, combat sports journalist Ariel Helwani is also reporting that WWE is in talks with Rhodes about a return.

“I’m told Rhodes and WWE are in fact talking about him returning to the organization in the near future, I’m told,” Helwani tweeted.

Regarding Cody and Brandi leaving AEW, word as of last Friday was that Cody wanted a big money deal, but several within the company didn’t think that a new deal was going to happen. It was noted that Cody and Brandi have not been quite as connected to the AEW locker room in recent years as they were when AEW first launched, with word coming out that Cody had become distant from the other Executive Vice Presidents, Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks.

Stay tuned for more on Cody and Brandi.

4 Responses

  1. Mudshow Mark says:

    “ It was noted that Cody and Brandi have not been quite as connected to the AEW locker room in recent years…”

    Pretty bad for a company that’s barely entering its third year.

  2. art123guy says:

    It seems Cody and Brandi have disconnected themselves from the locker room and not the other way around. They were more concerned with Hollywood than AEW.

  3. Joseph says:

    A few years ago he said he wanted to wrestle for a few more years and after that, he wanted to get into politics in Georgia. He’s also a judge on that “Go-Big Show” game show. So who knows what his next move will be.

  4. John says:

    It’s funny that I woke up to this because last night I was listening to a classic Jim Cornette review of the Rhodes to the Top. In that youtube review Brian Last said that people in the AEW locker room hated Cody and last said that Cody is definitely leaving the company after his contract expired. I thought they were just rumors from last but it became true apparently so it looks like Brian last knows a few people in AEW

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