Cody Rhodes has been one of the most polarizing figures in AEW since day one. The reigning TNT Champion has taken criticism for his promos, his booking, and even his reality show with wife Brandi Rhodes. A recent report says that Cody Rhodes might not even have a contract.

Sean Sapp reported via Fightful Select that Cody Rhodes has been working without a contract since the end of 2021. That makes him technically a free agent. Cody has not commented on the matter.

“Fightful Select has learned that the current AEW TNT Champion Cody Rhodes is technically a free agent. Cody’s contract expired at the end of 2021, and he’s been working in All Elite Wrestling without a contract ever since.

Based on sources we followed up with in AEW this morning, we’re told that some have known about this over the past several weeks.”


That doesn’t mean Cody Rhodes is heading elsewhere. There could be some type of agreement with Tony Khan’s company. Handshake deals have been common in wrestling over the years. The whole thing could also be a clerical matter.

The news is sure to start up the online speculation. Cody Rhodes has been a centerpiece in All Elite Wrestling since the company was founded. This news could mean that he could leave any time he wants.

What’s your take on the Cody Rhodes news? Let us know in the comments!

Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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