The former AEW EVP Cody Rhodes and former Chief Brand Officer Brandi Rhodes had previously left the company for a painful reason. It has been speculated that they could be signing with WWE and even work WrestleMania 38. There have been rumors snubbing his return to WWE as well. But, amid all the speculations, reports suggest that the creative team is already working on things for him.
Cody Rhodes could return to WWE
It is a known fact that ‘The American Nightmare’ held a top position in AEW. The former EVP of AEW had been working without a new contract for quite some time. Unfortunately, he and Tony Khan couldn’t come to a mutual agreement which led to the former TNT Champion’s departure.
Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter recently noted that the creative team in WWE is working on plans for Rhodes’ return. Cassidy Haynes of Bodyslam.net previously stated that WWE’s talks with the former TNT Champion might have fallen apart. But as it seems, that is not the case, as per Meltzer:
“Whether officially signed, the reality is at this very moment creative in WWE working on stuff for him and unless it falls through it would be soon.”
The report said Vince McMahon was interested in getting a big name from AEW to jump ship. Rhodes likely approached WWE while working for AEW as a free agent:
“This would seem to indicate that Rhodes, when he was a free agent, went to WWE and it was well known WWE was badly wanting to take someone from AEW given all the traffic had gone in the other direction, and in particular are looking for anything that would help WrestleMania. So they made Rhodes an offer, and he wanted to leave.”
We will now have to wait and see if Rhodes makes his comeback to the company.