Cody Rhodes Biography
Cody Rhodes (Cody Garrett Runnels Rhodes) an American professional wrestler, promoter, businessman, and actor known by the ring name Cody Rhodes or Cody. He is as well an executive vice president of All Elite Wrestling (AEW) and as well performs as an in-ring talent and is the inaugural and current AEW TNT Champion.
Cody Rhodes Age
Cody was born 30th of June 30th, 1985 in Charlotte, North Carolina, in the United States.
Cody Rhodes WWE
wrestling career that resulted in becoming a two-time Georgia state champion, he followed his father and older brother’s footsteps into the professional ranks and joined WWE in 2006, initially being assigned to the company’s developmental territory Ohio Valley Wrestling(OVW).
After becoming a Triple Crown Champion in OVW, he was elevated to WWE’s main roster in 2007 and remained there for 9 years, performing under his real name and later as Stardust. During his time with WWE, Rhodes became a two-time Intercontinental Champion and was a prolific tag team wrestler, winning six tag team championships (three World Tag Team Championships and three WWE Tag Team Championships) with four separate tag team partners.
Rhodes left WWE after requesting his release in May 2016. Following his departure from WWE, Rhodes began wrestling on the independent circuit, also making several appearances in Total Nonstop Action (TNA). In the time frame spanning from early 2016 to early 2017, he competed at WWE’s WrestleMania, ROH’s Final Battle and the New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) Wrestle Kingdom events as well as appearing for TNA at Bound for Glory.
In September 2017, Rhodes with Ring of Honor, where he became a one-time ROH World Champion, one-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion (due to ROH’s partnership with the National Wrestling Alliance), one-time IWGP United States Heavyweight Champion (due to ROH’s partnership with NJPW), and a one-time ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Champion (with The Young Bucks) – at one point holding the NWA World, IWGP U.S., and ROH Six-Man titles simultaneously.
Rhodes originally credits his father Dusty Rhodes for starting his wrestling training, when Cody was only 12 years old. However, this was pretty limited, mainly only simple fundamentals and taking bumps. From there his further training was done by Al Snow, Danny Davis, Randy Orton, and Ricky Morton.
Using his birth name Cody Runnels, Rhodes began wrestling in Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW) in May 2006. His first match was at an OVW live event in Corydon, Indiana on May 13, where he lost to Pat Buck. Runnels formed a tag team with Shawn Spears in mid-August 2006 and they quickly became embroiled in a feud with The Untouchables over the OVW Southern Tag Team Championship.
At the August 9 tapings of the August 12 SmackDown, Rhodes defeated Ezekiel Jackson to win the Intercontinental Championship, his first singles title with the company. He made his first title defense the following week on SmackDown, by defeating Jackson in a rematch. That same night, Rhodes and DiBiase had a verbal confrontation with Orton.
The following week, Rhodes attacked DiBiase after the latter lost a singles match to Orton, ending their alliance and resulting in an Intercontinental Championship match between the two at Night of Champions, which Rhodes won. Simultaneously, Rhodes had begun a feud with Orton, with Orton defeating Rhodes on the September 9 SmackDown, but Rhodes defeated Orton on the September 12 Raw when Mark Henry distracted Orton.
On the September 23 SmackDown, Rhodes defeated Orton by disqualification when Orton took Rhodes’ mask off and hit him with it. Post-match, Orton attacked Rhodes with the timekeeper’s bell, legitimately cutting Rhodes and causing bleeding.
The footage was highly edited for some broadcasts. The following week on SmackDown, Rhodes claimed he needed nine staples to close the wound. At the same time as his feud with Orton, Rhodes was successfully defending his Intercontinental Championship, including in a 10-man battle royal and against Sheamus in a singles match.
At the Hell in a Cell pay-per-view on October 2, Rhodes debuted a new design for the Intercontinental Championship, which included a white strap and plates identical to the title’s classic 1980s design, before successfully defending it against John Morrison.
Throughout October, Rhodes continued feuding with Orton, explaining that Orton had mistreated him during their time together as part of Legacy, costing him the World Heavyweight Championship and attacking him.
Rhodes then feuded with SmackDown commentator Booker T, attacking him from behind on several occasions, and successfully retaining the Intercontinental Championship against him at Tables, Ladders & Chairs and on January 6, 2012, SmackDown.
On the September 2 Raw, as punishment for speaking out against Chief Operating Officer Triple H’s authoritarian rule, Rhodes was forced to put his job on the line when he faced WWE Champion Randy Orton in a non-title match; (it was also mentioned that Rhodes was soon to be married) Rhodes lost and was duly “fired”.
This storyline was put in place to give Rhodes time off for his marriage and honeymoon to Brandi Reed, more well known as Eden. It was also put in place to put in the impending return of his half-brother Dustin, who is more well known as Goldust.
Over the next few weeks, Goldust also lost to Orton with Cody’s reinstatement on the line, while his father Dusty Rhodes was knocked out by Big Show while pleading for his sons to get their jobs back. In return, the vengeful Rhodes brothers gatecrashed Raw by attacking The Shield.
On October 6 at Battleground, Rhodes and Goldust won their jobs back when they defeated the WWE Tag Team Champions, Roman Reigns, and Seth Rollins in a non-title match. The Rhodes brothers then defeated Reigns and Rollins with the help of Big Show in a no disqualification match on the October 14 Raw, to capture the tag title. On October 27 at Hell in a Cell, the Rhodes brothers’ first successful title defense came with winning a triple threat match against The Usos and Rollins and Reigns.
Cody Rhodes Net Worth
It has an estimated net worth of betweeen $ 2 million – $5 million.
Cody Rhodes Height and Weight
Cody stands tall at an estimated height of 6 ft 1 in (185 cm) and weighs 220 Ib (100 kg).
Cody Rhodes Education
Cody enrolled at Lassiter High School and had a successful high school wrestling career. He got to be sixth in the 171 Ib (78 kg) division as a sophomore. As a junior, he earned the Georgia state tournament at 189 Ib (86 kg) in 2003 and repeated as champion his senior year.
He planned to wrestle collegiately at Penn State University but later become a professional wrestler instead. In high school, Rhodes as well acted as a referee in his father’s Turnbuckle Championship Wrestling promotion. After graduating high school, Cody attended an acting school
Cody Rhodes Family
Rhodes was born to late WWE Hall of Famer Dusty Rhodes and the half-brother of WWE wrestler Goldust. He was raised up along with his two sisters named Teil Gergel, and Kristin Ditto, who is a former Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader. He is the nephew of former wrestler Jerry Sags and Fred Ottman, as well as the godson of Magnum T.A.
Cody Rhodes Wife
Rhodes in September 2013 married Brandi Reed, who worked for WWE as a ring announcer under the name Eden Stiles.