Tuesday, 15 February 2022

Cody Rhodes and Brandi Rhodes Officially Leave AEW

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Cody Rhodes and Brandi Rhodes are both gone from AEW, according to a declaration released by Tony Khan on Tuesday early morning. Cody was among the 4 founding members of the promotion and an executive vice president as well as an on-air talent, while Brandi doubled as a wrestler and chief branding officier. News broke back in January that Rhodes was running within AEW without a contract, which he personally later on confirmed.

Khan wrote, "I have enormous respect and gratitude for Cody and Brandi, and I wish them both the very best as they move on from AEW. Thank you, Cody and Brandi!" According to Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful Select, Cody could be possibly on his way back to WWE.

Thank you Cody and Brandi Rhodes.

-- All Elite Wrestling.

Within minutes of Khan's statement, Cody released a statement regarding his departure-- "I have loved my time at AEW. Amazing locker room. Fantastic fans. Remarkable individuals. The 'transformation' was indeed televised, and I've been extremely fortunate to be part of that. First, I want to thank Tony Khan. He's taken the baton and run with it, and it was an honor to work for him and to understand him on a personal level.

He's a stunning soul. Clearly need to thank my amazing partner and the mother of my baby girl, Brandi, for all of her love and support throughout this journey together and the fantastic relationships she fostered with Kulture City and the American Heart Association. I also need to thank Nick and Matt Jackson (these 2, whether they understand it or not, took an undesirable and not confident lir cub and gifted me the confidence to end up being a leader of the pack), Kenneth Omega, Chris Jericho, Chicken .

We began the fire. I must thank Tim W/Keith M/Greg W and the amazing production crew who comprehended and captured the vision with such grace. I can't name everybody, however thank you to Megha, Margaret, Harrington, Jeff Jones, Dana, Tony Schiavone, Bern, Raf, and the hardest employee in the game, QT Marshall, for propping me up and kicking me in the ass when I was operating on fumes. I must thank all my kiddos .MJF, Jade, Sammy, Darby, Lee, Ricky, Tom, The Gunns, Brock, Velvet, Nyla, Aubrey, Turner, Vanilla, Solo, Spears, Julia, Anna, Will, Wardlow, Sonny, Fuego 1 and naturally, -1. While we're at it, offer Jade the Codyvator!.

" Also require to take a minute to thank the great partners at Warner Media including Brett, Sam and the rest of the team," he continued. "I have a lot of milestones and lovely memories of this renaissance .through sweat, blood, tears, actual fire, and all that .I left all of it on the mat. Everything fades in contrast to the final contribution I was empowered to lead at the business, the community outreach team. In the most inward minutes, your outside habits and your ability to take fame/influence and do something of value for the neighborhoods you check out (whether the cameras are on or off) is the greatest honor. I am positive Amanda Huber will lead the department with style. I'm so pleased with my productions and contributions and the products I supported or teamed up on with such wonderful professionals. Thank you, fans. Y' all did the work! Let's live forever.".

Update: Brandi has since released her own statement regarding the departure. She had actually wrestled 5 times since having her daughter, Liberty, and had actually recently returned to Dynamite as a heel.

Thank you ❤.

-- Brandi Rhodes.

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