Cody Rhodes reportedly working for AEW without a contract

By Jason Powell, Editor (@prowrestlingnet)

Cody Rhodes is reportedly a free agent. Sean Ross Sapp of reports that Rhodes is working without an AEW contract after his deal expired at the end of 2021. Rhodes holds the TNT Championship and is scheduled to appear at Wednesday’s AEW Dynamite.

Powell’s POV: This is an odd story. AEW had a clause in the contracts of fellow executive vice presidents Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson that gave the company the right extend their deals by two years, which the company ended up doing. So did Rhodes have a different arrangement? If not, did Tony Khan opt against exercising the same renewal clause for some reason? Either way, it’s hard to imagine Rhodes actually leaving the company given his EVP title, his wife’s role in the company, and because they co-star in a WarnerMedia reality show. I wonder if this will somehow become storyline fodder.

Readers Comments (3)

  1. Seems like an easy way to say the stipulation of not challenging for the title no longer applies since he’s “no longer under contract.”

  2. I feel like this and his odd heel turn story are just content for his pointless reality. We found out during season 1 that whenever Cody does odd things on AEW Dynamite, it’s for the reality shiw

  3. Im dying for either Cody or Omega to jump to wwe it would reaveal so much about where wwe is vs Aew…I think Cody does nt have much left to acheive in aew but he does have the drew mcintyre thing to return to wwe and prove they were wrong

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