Brandi and Cody Rhodes are moving on from AEW.
Tony Khan has released his statement on AEW’s official social media to confirm the news. The two parties reportedly could not come to terms on a new contract. Brandi served as the company’s Chief Brand Officer and was an in-ring competitor.
The message reads –
“Cody and Brandi Rhodes were integral to the launch of All Elite Wrestling. Cody’s ability combined with his boldness and his passion for our industry and his love for community outreach helped AEW deliver on our mission to give fans what they needed for far too long – something new, innovative, and lasting. Brandi helped us shape the AEW story, and I appreciate how hard she fought for us both in the ring and out of the ring, competing in the women’s division while advancing our efforts at inclusion and civic causes, including great partnerships with Kulture City and the American Heart Association.
I have immense respect and appreciation for Cody and Brandi, and I wish them both the best as they move on from AEW. Thank you, Cody and Brandi!”
Tony Khan CEO, President, General Manager & Head of Creative, All Elite Wrestling
Both Brandi and Cody have issued separate statements which you can read below.
Brandi returned a few months ago after the birth of the couple’s first child. Since returning she has been in a verbal feud with Dan Lambert leading to a confrontation with Paige VanZant on the Feb. 2 episode of Dynamite. Brandi wrestled many of the AEW women’s roster and returned to the ring this past December. She last faced KiLynn King in January on Elevation and came out with the win.
Per Fightful Select, it is being reported that there is talk between the Rhodes’ and WWE.
Andrew Zarian of MatMen Podcast further confirms that the Rhodes’ have been in contact with WWE officials.