Former AEW star and Cody Rhodes’ wife, Brandi Rhodes, comes forward to protect her husband. She shut down all the negative comments that people made when The American Nightmare jumped ship to WWE in April 2022. Brandi Rhodes has not appeared on WWE television yet, but she has been active on social media to support her husband.
Cody Rhodes was one of the founding members of AEW when the company started in 2018. Many fans believed that Rhodes would be loyal to AEW for the rest of his career and would never leave the company. But when his contract expired in 2022, Rhodes chose not to renew it. This came as a shock to fans and critics in the wrestling community.
The conference that was organized before Night of Champions in Jeddah saw huge crowd support for Cody Rhodes. The fans cheered for Rhodes when he came on stage to talk before his match against Brock Lesnar. WWE posted a video of the same on their Twitter page. Brandi Rhodes retweeted the video, adding her opinion on the matter.
She targeted the people who criticized the couple for leaving AEW and coming back to WWE after six years. According to her, the decision was in Cody’s best interest. Brandi highlighted how Cody Rhodes has become a bigger star in WWE. She believes the crowds’ reaction was the epitome of that.
Since returning to WWE, Cody Rhodes has been enjoying the run of his life. Moreover, fans loved his feud with Seth Rollins. During his time, The American Nightmare faced opponents like Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns, Finn Balor, and Brock Lesnar. These superstars have all been World Champions in WWE. Thus, it increases the position of Rhodes in the company.
Cody Rhodes and Brandi Rhodes broke the internet in 2022 when they announced their departure from AEW, a company they helped build. At WrestleMania 38, Cody Rhodes made his grand return to WWE against Seth Rollins after six years. After returning, Rhodes would have a highly acclaimed feud with Seth Rollins and win all his matches.
The American Nightmare suffered a pectoral tear going into the Hell in a Cell match against Seth Rollins in their last match. He was out of action for the remaining year and made his return to WWE at Royal Rumble 2023. Rhodes won the match after defeating Gunther and eliminating The Ring General.
He faced Roman Reigns for the WWE Undisputed Universal Championship at WrestleMania 39. After a spectacular build, Cody lost the match against The Tribal Chief in the main event of Night 2. Brock Lesnar attacked Rhodes on the Raw after Mania. The two then battled at Backlash and Night of Champions.
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