Report: Cody Rhodes on the way to WWE, to film promos at PC this weekend

Feb 16, 2022 - by Colin Vassallo

Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated broke the story today that “every indication” is that Cody Rhodes is on his way to WWE and “potentially even as soon as filming segments at the Performance Center this weekend.”

With people in WWE knowing beforehand that Cody was leaving AEW last week, it suggests that the two sides were already in discussion before he even officially left. Cody has been a free agent since the end of 2021 so legally he was able to talk with anyone even though he was still appearing on AEW television.

Barrasso also adds that his wife Brandi is not expected to be heading over to WWE, at least not for now. With Brandi delivering a baby last year, it could be that the former AEW Chief Brand Officer will take a hiatus for now.

Of course, nothing is 100% confirmed until Rhodes signs on the dotted line but as things stand, the plan is to return to the place where he started his professional wrestling career. As reported before, Rhodes did not shy away from blasting WWE at every opportunity on AEW TV so it will be interesting how this evolves.

If Cody does end up back in WWE it will mark the first time that a major AEW talent went the other way. So far, traffic has flowed one way with many former WWE talent seeking greener pastures over at AEW.

But as the saying goes, the grass is always greener on the other side.

6 Responses

  1. Bthb says:

    Please vince, put him in the yellow spotted singlet!

  2. Adam says:

    Not sure exactly how I feel about this. Cody in my opinion is crazy for coming back to WWE after the dismal way he was booked before he left. That being said, I do think he has proven that he was right all along and is a good draw. If they find the right way to book him without some trash gimmick, they could make great money together. That being said, I don’t see it happening since WWE can’t book it’s way out of a wet paper bag at this point. Cody will probably be relegated to NXT 2.0- no.

  3. mth says:

    Looking forward to the Stardust vignettes to start airing soon…

  4. art123guy says:

    If it’s all about money (which is what it sounds like), then go where you can get the most. However, he knows WWE creative. If he goes there, I can’t see them giving him the creative control he had in AEW. He didn’t wanna turn heel no matter how much he and Brandi were booed. Does he think WWE is gonna allow him to be a baby face if the WWE fans also boo him? Are they gonna let him disappear for a few weeks every time has a non-wrestling project?

  5. Pisto75666 says:

    So much for his “it’s not about money, it’s about doing what you love” schtick. If you’re an AEW fan, that’s gotta hurt. As for creative control I think there’s a big difference between being somewhere where you KNOW you won’t have it as opposed to somewhere where you thought you had it.

    I wouldn’t mind seeing Cody and Brandi vs Miz and Maryse (if it ever happens)

  6. James from the Sewer says:

    Something is really off about this whole thing…

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