Cody Rhodes and Brandi Rhodes stunned the wrestling world when it was announced that the couple would be leaving All Elite Wrestling. The pair were with AEW from the start, serving in on-screen and backstage roles as EVP and Chief Brand Officer respectively. The speculation over the reasons for their departure has already reached a fever pitch.
F4WOnline‘s Andrew Zarian discussed the situation in a special audio show earlier today. The circumstances will become more clear in the coming days. It does appear that the separation is about much more than money.
“I can tell you this much. It’s not just money. This is not just a financial disagreement. Considering the fact that he’s one of the founders… When you’re involved from the start like this and you are part of the creation of a company like this, you generally don’t leave just for financial reasons. You generally leave because there’s other issues. Now, I don’t know exactly what those issues are. People hear rumblings of creative or just business ideas and things like that, but I think this is all going to come to light in the next couple days I assume now that it’s out there that he is out of the company.
WWE’s obviously showing interest and he’s showing interest in WWE. I hope it doesn’t get ugly, because I hate when things like this get ugly. But, very possibly, it could get ugly.”
Cody and Brandi have been integral pieces of AEW from day one. The future holds plenty of options. Cody has already been in touch with WWE.
As the picture becomes clearer, we will soon know more about Cody Rhodes and Brandi Rhodes’ separation from AEW. It is a lot more complicated than just a financial disagreement. Stay tuned to Ringside News for the latest on this developing story.
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