Cody Rhodes Announces Departure From AEW
Cody and Brandi Rhodes are leaving All Elite Wrestling. On Tuesday, All Elite Wrestling issued a statement on behalf of Tony Khan that confirmed Cody and Brandi Rhodes were moving on from the company. Both Cody and Brandi also issued their own respective statements regarding their status.
Press release from Tony Khan:
Cody and Brandi Rhodes were integral to the launch of All Elite Wrestling. Cody’s ability combined with his boldness and his passion for our industry and his love for community outreach helped AEW deliver on our mission to give fans what they needed for far too long — something new, innovative and lasting. Brandi helped us shape the AEW story, and I appreciate how hard she fought for us both in the ring and out of the ring, competing in the women’s division while advancing our efforts at inclusion and civic causes, including great partnerships with Kulture City and the American Heart Association. I have immense respect and appreciation for Cody and Brandi, and I wish them both the best as they move on from AEW. Thank you, Cody and Brandi! Tony Khan CEO, President, General Manager & Head of Creative, All Elite Wrestling
Cody has not wrestled for AEW since losing a TNT Championship Unification Ladder Match to Sammy Guevara at AEW Dynamite: Beach Break on January 26. After the match, Cody confirmed a Fightful report about his contract expiring, sharing that he had been working on a handshake deal with AEW since his deal ran out at the end of 2021. Brandi also worked a match at the same taping, a win over KiLynn King that aired on the January 31 episode of AEW Dark: Elevation.