Cody Rhodes has been working at AEW without a contract, according to a recent report. Rhodes has been with the company since day one and was integral in its founding. “Cody fatigue” has recently had fans on edge every time the TNT Champion would show up on AEW television.

With news that Cody doesn’t have a written deal with AEW, fans immediately began to speculate. Twitter was lit up with people wondering if Cody Rhodes might show up at the WWE Royal Rumble. There were even a few conspiracy theories thrown into the mix.

“My big conspiracy head says this is how we get Cody Rhodes, TNT Champion, in the Royal Rumble as he’s not an “AEW Talent” but then he signs a new contract. Honestly, that’s big heel heat with a ton of AEW fans if he DID appear over there. But Probably not”

“Official: Cody Rhodes is 7n the 2022 Royal Rumble!!!”

“Cody Rhodes showing up at the Royal Rumble >>>>”

“Cody Rhodes has to win the Royal Rumble so that he can finally get his AEW World Title match.”

Cody Rhodes’ situation with AEW isn’t clear at this time. There could be any number of reasons for him to be working without a contract. It’s possible that his quarantine has kept him from being able to sign. Cody has not yet commented on the matter.

Time will tell if anything comes from the big news. Cody Rhodes has been very loyal to the AEW brand. His wife is even the Chief Brand Officer. Fans don’t seem to care either way. It’s way more fun to speculate wildly.

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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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