Cody Rhodes shocked the wrestling world when news broke that he was leaving AEW along with his wife, Brandi Rhodes. The Rhodes’ are foundational members of the company. Cody and Brandi held on-screen and backstage positions from the very founding of All Elite Wrestling.

Fans were completely taken off-guard by the departure. Cody and Brandi had just recently signed a renewal for their TNT reality series, Rhodes to the Top. The news was met with a lot of shock and confusion.

It wasn’t just the fans who were surprised. Andrew Zarian spoke about the issue on F4W Online earlier today. Many within AEW were surprised to hear the news.

“I can tell you that this is a shocker to a lot of people in AEW. Even the ones that were kind of in on the know, what was going on. You know, this is the first major hit when it comes to that company, when it comes to talent and when it comes to backstage stuff.

Not saying the honeymoon is over or anything, but this is the first time we’re seeing something fall out like this from AEW.”

AEW wrestlers were bound to leap WWE at one point or another. The fact that it one who helped start the company made it all the more perplexing. Ringside News will have continuing updates as the story unfolds.

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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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