Cody Rhodes landed on the free agent market earlier this year after his AEW contract ended, and he later signed with WWE. His return to WWE at WrestleMania 38 coincided with the release of an interview with Variety where he explained his shocking decision. On the AEW side of things he said, “It was a personal matter and we couldn’t move past it.” He also said he couldn’t pass up one more opportunity at his achieving his dreams in WWE.
Rumors about his creative unhappiness in AEW have persisted, so Cody addressed the topic again today with the following tweet:
Full stop: the money and creative story that misguided brudda put out there has already been rebuffed by all parties— Cody Rhodes (@CodyRhodes) May 26, 2022
I’m proud of my peers/kids there and my accomplishments as competitor/EVP
It was just personal and it was just time to go for the big one https://t.co/qio42gF00y
Cody is already the top men’s babyface in WWE, so I’d guess he’s feeling pretty darn good about his decision to “go for the big one” by leaving AEW and signing with WWE.
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