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Cody Rhodes reveals he turned down WWE offer

Cody Rhodes left WWE and has reinvented himself in the indies, becoming a multi-time champion in various promotions. He is currently the IWGP US Champion and has a lot of things ahead of him, including All Elite Wrestling.

Rhodes was at a Something To Wrestle With live show, revealing that it is very unlikely he will ever go back to WWE. He noted that he had turned down an offer from WWE a few weeks ago.

Cody also talked about All In, where he teased that it might be an international event. He said  “Hypothetically, would it necessarily be All In 2 or . . . All In International?”

Then Rhodes would drop a possible hint that ALL In could take place in Australia or The UK: “There are two major territories outside of the US in terms of wrestling, the UK and Australia. If you put up a ring they will come.”

It is uncertain as to what Cody will be doing in the near future. But one sure thing is that WWE will not be part of his future.

h/t to WrestleTalk for the quotes.


  • Keith Learmonth

    Given that overseas, there’s plenty of indies that can at least sell out small arenas, as opposed to community centres… not really.

    A company like ICW, for example, can pull a few thousand fans, while Australia’s AWF is lucky to pull 500.

    There’s just not enough people in Australia to make indy wrestling a massive market. There’s almost more people in the New York City CSA than there is in Australia.

  • Keith Learmonth

    WWE actually tours here ever year, but we’ve only had 2 televised events from WWE, and one of those was basically a straight-to-DVD deal.

  • Soulshroude

    But that’s what the indies are, yeah?

  • CC

    I was always under the impression that the biggest territories outside of North America were UK, Spain, Germany and of course Japan.
    Even WWE has only returned to Australia recently after god knows how many years away, so I am not sure why Cody thinks it is such a big territory.

  • Keith Learmonth

    I live in Australia. Cody’s insane if he’d call Australia a major territory. Our biggest company is basically running in bingo halls, and has no TV show.

    Wrestling is growing here, but it’s not a huge territory.