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Why did Cody Rhodes leave AEW?

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Cody Rhodes is a performer who has earned the love of fans with his high-energy performances, but why did he choose to leave AEW?

Now a veteran of the major leagues and the indie scene, he has been a staple in the wrestling scene for over a decade, gaining an even larger following with each passing year.

Yet, fans were taken aback when the news broke that Cody had decided to leave All Elite Wrestling (AEW), one of the most established wrestling organizations around. So, why did Cody make this decision to depart from AEW?

Return to WWE

Cody Rhodes’ choice to leave AEW was driven by his hunger for new opportunities and a change of pace in his career. He had spent several successful years with AEW but felt that it was time to try something different.

Rhodes would leave All Elite Wrestling in February 2022 after his contract was not renewed with the Tony Khan-owned company.

Cody was eager to step out of his comfort zone and tackle new challenges, and that’s exactly what he did, returning to WWE to try and build upon his legacy and attempt to become WWE Champion.

Cody Rhodes: Adding to His Legacy

While leaving AEW was a big change for Cody, it also presented him with the chance to build on his already impressive legacy. He has always been a wrestler with fire in his belly, and his departure from AEW was simply another step in his journey to reach even greater heights.

And reach those heights he did, making a triumphant return to WWE at WrestleMania 38, where he faced off against Seth Rollins to a massive reception from the crowd.

In conclusion, Cody Rhodes left AEW in pursuit of new opportunities and to continue pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in professional wrestling.

His departure was a bold move, but also a demonstration of his unwavering determination and drive. He remains one of the most exciting and dynamic performers in the industry, and fans are eagerly anticipating his next move.

Jake Skudder
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