Article written by Dylan McGuire Devine (2/15/22)
HUGE news broke this morning regarding the future of Cody Rhodes. We have known for some time now that Rhodes AEW contract had expired and his future with the company was unknown, but nobody was really sure what was next for Rhodes. Well, now we know what Rhodes may look like. Sean Ross Sapp of fightful.com reported this morning that Rhodes would be leaving AEW and will likely be returning to the WWE.
This is groundbreaking news. If Rhodes truly does end up returning to the WWE, he will be the first guy to go back to the company after being apart of AEW’s roster. Reportedly, Rhodes was wanting to re-sign a big money deal with AEW, but both sides could not come to an agreement. WWE have reportedly been in talks with Rhodes since finding out he was a free agent.
Obviously, it has not yet been officially announced that Rhodes is returning to the WWE. But this is realistically the most logical route for Rhodes and to an extent is his only option if he wants a big money deal. If Rhodes returns to the WWE, I personally see him signing on a similar role he had in AEW as both an in-ring performer and a backstage talent. As news continues to break, I will update this article regarding what officially happens for Rhodes. Below is the link to the tweet AEW/Tony Khan put out thanking Rhodes and his wife Brandi.