Cody Rhodes and Brandi Rhodes Leaving AEW, Company President Tony Khan Responds

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Through Shakiel Mahjouri.

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Cody Rhodes and Brandi Rhodes have released from All Elite Wrestling (AEW).

Cody and AEW President Tony Khan confirmed the news on Tuesday following reports online. Cody, who served as the company’s executive vice president, and Brandi, its chief brand officer, have been with the company since its inception in 2019.

“I loved my time at AEW. Amazing locker room. Amazing fans. Amazing people. The ‘Revolution’ was indeed televised, and I was incredibly lucky to be a part of it,” Cody wrote. First of all, I want to thank Tony Khan. He took over and raced with it, and it was an honor to work for him and to know him personally. It’s a beautiful soul.

“[I] obviously I have to thank my amazing wife and the mother of my baby girl, Brandi, for all of her love and support throughout this journey together and the incredible relationships she has had with Kulture City and the American Heart Association .

Rhodes reflected fondly on his AEW run, which included a record three runs with the AEW TNT Championship and a heavy backstage workload.

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“I have so many milestones and beautiful memories of this rebirth. Through sweat, blood, tears, literal fire and all that,” Rhodes wrote. “I left everything on the mat. All pales in comparison to the final contribution I was empowered to lead in the company, the community outreach team.

“In the innermost moments, your outward behavior and ability to make yourself known/influenced and do something valuable for the communities you visit [whether the cameras are on or off] is the greatest honor.

Cody and Brandi, who both competed in the ring, also star in “Rhodes to the Top,” a reality series airing on AEW’s parent network TNT. Cody also served as a judge for two seasons of the network’s “Go-Big Show.”

Brandi also released a statement after the announcement.

“A sincere thank you to all the fans who have supported me in AEW,” read Rhodes’ statement. “It was an honor to be the company’s first Chief Brand Officer. The list of acknowledgments is long so I’ll try not to digress. Thanks to Kulture City, Special Olympics Illinois and the American Heart Association for allowing me to cultivate these incredible partnerships. Thank you to all the AEW heels who have helped me build a dream female fan base. Thank you to all of the AEW wrestlers and talent who have worked hard to create a great locker room environment. Thanks to the production team, the make-up team and the seamstresses.

“Thank you to my husband for being this constant rock and that partner every day. Thank you TNT, TBS and WarnerMedia for treating my family like your family. Thank you Tony Khan for giving me this opportunity and this platform.

Khan thanked Cody and Brandi for their contributions in a statement posted by AEW on Twitter.

“Cody and Brandi Rhodes have been integral to the launch of All Elite Wrestling,” Khan said. “Cody’s ability combined with his boldness and passion for our industry and love for community outreach has helped AEW fulfill our mission to give fans what they’ve needed for far too long – something new, innovative. and sustainable.

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“Brandi helped us shape the history of AEW, and I appreciate how hard she fought for us both in and out of the ring, competing in the women’s division while advancing our efforts in inclusion and civic causes, including great partnerships with Kulture City and the American Heart Association.

Khan concluded by wishing the couple the best in their future endeavours.

“I have tremendous respect and appreciation for Cody and Brandi, and wish them the best as they leave AEW,” Khan concluded. “Thank you, Cody and Brandi! »

Cody is one of the fundamental sparks that forged AEW. He, along with wrestlers The Young Bucks (Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson) and the Ring of Honor (ROH) wrestling promotion held the “All-In” independent wrestling event in September 2018. It was the first wrestling non-WWE or WCW professional. show since 1993 to sell 10,000 tickets in the United States

Various professional wrestling websites and journalists are reporting that Cody is expected to return to WWE. A deal between the two parties would mark AEW’s first major defection from WWE after a number of major acquisitions were made in WWE by AEW.

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