Cody was one of the highlights of AEW television as he immediately made an impact in the company. He even competed in the first-ever match on AEW Dynamite against Sammy Guevara, which he won. In addition, many long-time fans of All Elite Wrestling called Cody Rhodes match against his brother, Dustin at AEW’s inaugural pay-per-view event back in 2019 not only one of Cody’s best but one of the company’s best in its short infancy.
Since then, Rhodes has won the TNT Championship on three different occasions and has put over numerous stars such as MJF, Darby Allin, Sammy Guevara, and many others. Rhodes would also be a part of a beloved mixed tag team matchup that featured NBA icon, Shaquille O’Neal. Towards the end of his run in AEW, Cody Rhodes was also largely hated by fans as they simply wanted him to turn heel but he never did.
It was announced that Cody and his wife Brandi Rhodes had parted with the company after working there for over three years. This was seen as a shocking move as their departures came out of the left field and many fans expected to see them involved in more storylines as well.
Former WWE and AEW performer Brandi Rhodes was a recent guest on “The Tamron Hall Show”, where she talked about her experience with parenting and her new podcast, “Two Lies and One Truth”. During the interview, Rhodes shared her perspective on balancing her career and motherhood, and discussed the concept behind her podcast, which aims to explore the truth behind popular misconceptions and stereotypes. The interview was well received by the audience, and it provided a unique insight into the life of one of the most accomplished women in professional wrestling.
On what the podcast has done for her journey as a parent: “It’s made me have to be honest. It’s made me want to be real and not want to be perfect all the time. So, talking to everybody — I mean, I don’t know where it comes from. But somewhere in me there’s this strive for perfection and other people’s approval and everything. And [for] everyone to say, ‘Oh, Brandy did the full Thanksgiving spread, and she looks great, and the baby’s so well behaved.’ I don’t know why I need this.”
On getting parenting advice from Shaq: “I think that after a while you start thinking this is the way that everything has to be, this is the path I have to go and this is who I have to be for this person. And then you start talking to other parents who you look up to and you look at — I mean, Shaquille O’Neil is one of my favorite people in general but like tops as far as parenting goes, he’s such a great dad — and to hear him say, ‘Hey, stuff happens, move on, it’ll be okay, keep going, keep going.’”