Cody Rhodes’ departure from All Elite Wrestling left many fans with more questions than answers. The news broke suddenly and unexpectedly that Cody and his wife Brandi Rhodes had left the company. AEW made the announcement, and the internet conjecture machine went wild.
It turned out that many wrestlers in AEW had no idea that Cody was planning to leave. Several AEW talents believed the entire contract situation was a work. When Cody and Brandi didn’t show up to Dynamite in Atlantic City, they knew something was up.
A report by Fightful Select indicates that Cody wasn’t exactly forthcoming with his coworkers. Several AEW wrestlers contacted Cody over the weekend. Cody either told them rumors of his leaving were just speculation or that he was working on negotiating a new contract.
“We’ve heard from AEW sources that some had reached out to Cody over the weekend, but the situation was downplayed, and he even said that word of him leaving was conjecture, and he was simply negotiating. Those that had spoken to him say that he claimed he loved working with AEW and Tony Khan. There are several production employees in AEW who were partial to working with Cody Rhodes, as he went to bat for them within the company.”
The reasons for Cody Rhodes not being transparent with the AEW wrestlers are his own. The story may come out in time. It’s surprising to hear that someone who was a cornerstone of the promotion would intentionally mislead anyone.
This story will continue to unravel as more information comes out. Cody Rhodes is gone from AEW after helping to found the company. Where he turns up next is anybody’s guess.
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