As reported by the well-known site Fightful, the current AEW TNT Champion, Cody Rhodes, is continuing to work in All Elite Wrestling without having an active contract, in fact, technically he's a free agent: "Based on sources we followed in AEW this morning, we are told that some have known about this in the last few weeks."
These are the words added on Twitter by Sean Ross Sapp, reporter of the site, about the news: “Cody Rhodes is a free agent, who works without a contract in AEW, Fightful Select has learned. He is the current AEW TNT Champion.
" He then added: "There have probably been six or seven" foregone conclusion "of contracts that" are leaving "or" staying "or" stuck "that have gone in the opposite direction over the past year."
Update on Cody Rhodes' current status
Cody Rhodes skipped AEW shows last week for very serious reasons but is expected to return to Dynamite this week, according to All Elite Wrestling's schedule. In fact, Cody had taken a break because he had put himself in isolation with his wife Brandi because the two came into contact with COVID positive people among their family: "I appreciate everyone who has contacted us.
Brandi and I are in isolation with a family that unfortunately tested positive for COVID. It was a scary time dealing with such a strong virus and the complications that can come with it. We are doing everything possible to care for and protect the family during this time.
I will remain in quarantine for as long as necessary. Each day is more encouraging. Thank you immensely for your support and respect for our privacy. Thanks to AEW for understanding and allowing me to be where I need to be today, and for still allowing the TNT title to be represented.
Can't wait to go back soon. I am sending you all the love in the world!" But eagle-eyed fans also noticed some rather obvious nods towards the King of Kings in the match. Viewers have always compared the young Rhodes to Triple H as both of them essentially carry out the same EVP role for their respective companies.
Other than occupying executive positions backstage, Rhodes' marriage to Brandi Rhodes, who is the Chief Brand Officer for AEW, draws parallels to the Cerebral Assassin's relationship with Stephanie McMahon as well. Cody has never shied away from the comparison, even acknowledging Triple H as his role model.