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AEW Stars React To Cody Rhodes Departure

Cody Rhodes

Multiple AEW stars have taken to social media to share their thoughts and reactions to the news that Cody Rhodes has left the company.

On February 15th, Cody and Brandi Rhodes announced that they have left AEW. The couple had been with the company since it’s inception, with Cody serving as Executive Vice President and Brandi as Chief Brand Officer.

In a statement confirming the news, AEW President Tony Khan thanked the pair for their hard work and commitment, adding that he has “immense respect and appreciation” for the stars.

Back in January it was reported that Cody Rhodes was working without a contract and was technically a free agent. The report explained that his deal with AEW had expired at the end of 2021.

Rhodes’ final match came on a special Beach Break edition of Dynamite where he was defeated by Sammy Guevara in a Ladder Match to determine the Undisputed TNT Champion. Cody Rhodes leaves AEW having never won the company’s World Championship, but as the only three-time TNT Champion in the promotion’s history.

Following the departures of Cody and Brandi, a number of AEW stars have taken to social media to share their reactions to the news.

QT Marshall praised the couple for “opening the door” for his success, while Jade Cargill simply said “thank you.”

Amanda Huber, wife of the late Brodie Lee, posted her own tribute, describing Cody as her “forever friend.”

Words will never ever ever be able to express my gratitude for Cody.

His friendship, guidance, and compassion have influenced the past 14 months of my life more than any one else.

I’m lucky to call him my Hufflepuff ride or die, forever friend.

Here’s to the future

Following Cody Rhodes’ departure he has been linked with a return to WWE, the company that he left in 2016. In an update it was noted that WWE were aware of Rhodes’ departure and the two sides had been in contact.