Chris Jericho has seemingly confirmed that Cody Rhodes has re-signed with WWE.
From that moment that Cody Rhodes announced that he had left AEW on February 15th, he has been linked with a return to WWE. However, despite the rumours and speculation, concrete information regarding Rhodes’ future was in short supply. At one point it was suggested that talks between the two sides had broken down altogether.
However, on March 18th it was reported that a deal between the two sides had now been completed, meaning that Rhodes would be returning to WWE for the first time since 2016.
Despite this, there has been (perhaps understandably) no confirmation of Rhodes’ signing from either party. Although, the American Nightmare’s former AEW colleague Chris Jericho has seemingly confirmed that a deal is done.
Speaking on his podcast, Talk Is Jericho, with trademark attorney Mike Dockins, Jericho made reference to Rhodes being “back in WWE.”
“I’m pulling back the curtain a little bit on the wrestling business,” Jericho said on Talk Is Jericho. “You’re gonna discover how I’ve been able to be Chris Jericho no matter what company I work for or where I wrestle. You’ll hear how Danhausen gets to keep his name and gimmick from promotion to promotion. How Cody got to reclaim Rhodes from WWE even though he’s back in WWE…”
It has long been reported that should Rhodes join WWE he would face Seth Rollins at WrestleMania 38. To this end there have been numerous teases around the star on multiple episodes of Monday Night Raw.
On the most recent episode of the show, Rollins again failed to secure himself at spot at WrestleMania. The show went off the air with the former World Champion raging that next week’s show wont go ahead until he has a path to WrestleMania.
Cody Rhodes began his wrestling career with WWE back in 2006, initially appearing in developmental territory Ohio Valley Wrestling. After remaining in OVW for a little over a year, Rhodes made his main roster debut July 2007.
The second generation star remained with the company until May 22nd 2016, when he was released after asking to leave. Although Rhodes was a former Intercontinental and Tag Team Champion, he had grown frustrated with his role within WWE.
H/t to wrestlingnews.co for the transcription.