Since December 2021, Cody had been a free agent. A major surprise as Cody was the founder and the “heart and soul” of All Elite Wrestling, a company he was one of the Executive Vice Presidents of. Today, Tony Khan, President, CEO, General Manager, head writer, head booker and head Creative of AEW, broke the silence and announced Cody and his wife Brandi parted ways with AEW.
Thank you Cody and Brandi Rhodes pic.twitter.com/tkDvVpnrrE
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) February 15, 2022
Cody confirmed the news in a tweet, thanking everyone he worked with. “I have loved my time at AEW. Amazing locker room, amazing fans, amazing people. The ‘revolution’ was indeed televised, and I’ve been incredibly lucky to be part of that,” he says.
— AEW COMMUNITY OUTREACH (@CodyRhodes) February 15, 2022
Brandi Rhodes also shared the following on Twitter. Rhodes was the Chief Brand Officer of All Elite Wrestling where she also performed as a wrestler. She was also accompanying her husband to the ring.
Brandi Rhodes was very involved in making female wrestling fans be a part of the wrestling community, creating AEW Heels, a group especially for women hosting special events just for female wrestling fans.
Thank you ❤️ pic.twitter.com/mvs1lJS0UO
— Brandi Rhodes (@TheBrandiRhodes) February 15, 2022
All Elite Wrestling was created following a major indie event Cody, Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks dreamed of. In September 2018, All In was such a success it led to much online speculation that Cody and The Young Bucks would expand their ambitions and create their own professional wrestling promotion or do a second All In event.
It also impressed Tony Khan who wanted to create a wrestling promotion and decided to invest in the project. Shahid Khan and his son Tony founded the company in January 2019; in-ring performers Cody Rhodes, Matt and Nick Jackson, Kenny Omega, and Brandi Rhodes also serve as company executives.
As of today, nothing has emerged on what the future holds for Cody and Brandi Rhodes. Stay tuned on our media for updates.
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