The pro wrestling world is still struggling to come to terms with the departure of Cody Rhodes from All Elite Wrestling. The former TNT champion and wife Brandi Rhodes left the company earlier this week.

Cody was instrumental in bringing the three-year-old promotion to life and served as its Executive Vice President, on-screen talent and wrestler. He also had booking powers during the promotion’s earlier days.

Fans took to Twitter Thursday to show their support for AEW. “I’m With AEW” was trending huge all night as fans and AEW talent, including Dustin Rhodes, praised the company for reviving their passion for wrestling.

The trend came hours after Cody encouraged fans to keep watching AEW weekly shows and pay-per-view (PPV) events. He also praised his peers for thriving in their respective roles.

Cody is expected to join WWE anytime soon. It will be very interesting to know the specifics of the deal that he is working out with Vince McMahon’s multi-billion-dollar conglomerate.

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Manik Aftab

Manik Aftab is a news writer at Ringside News. He has been an avid fan of professional wrestling since 2000. His earliest memories of pro wrestling involved The Rock taking on The McMahon-Helmsley faction in 2000. Outside of his writing responsibilities, Manik is a fan of fiction, thrillers, comics, manga and anime. He’s an occasional journalist and likes to spend his free time watching movies and reading stuff about politics, science, medicine, etc. Manik also enjoys jogs in the park and workouts in the gym.  Manik is also a big of rock bands including Linkin Park, Breaking Benjamin, Metallica, Drowning Pool, Breaking Point, and Skillet. His current favorite wrestler is Kazuchika Okada and his favorite wrestler of all time is The Rock.

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