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Cody Rhodes teases retirement during AEW Dynamite

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AEW EVP Cody Rhodes lost decisively on this week’s episode of AEW Dynamite. The former TNT Champion faced the debuting Malakai Black, who quickly beat the former WWE Superstar to main event the show.

Cody Rhodes began to speak to the crowd after the loss, teasing that he may have been gearing up to announce his retirement from pro wrestling.

Malakai Black would attack Cody from behind before Rhodes could make the announcement, clearly showing that they plan on continuing the feud down the line.

Cody Rhodes will now be off television for some time to film the Go Big Show for TNT Network. This situation is similar to what happened with Brodie Lee last year, where The Dark Order leader beat Rhodes in a one-way bout before the ‘American Nightmare’ left to film Go Big Show.

It is not confirmed when Rhodes will be making his return to AEW programming, although he is likely to appear at the AEW ALL OUT PPV event of September 5th.

Cody Rhodes teases retirement

AEW will be heading to Pittsburgh for next week’s episodes of Dynamite and the world premiere of AEW Rampage. The following has been announced for the shows on Wednesday 11th and Friday 13th:

AEW Dynamite ’“ Wednesday 11th August 2021:

  • IMPACT Tag Team Championship Match ’“ The Good Brothers (Gallows & Anderson) vs Evil Uno and Stu Grayson of The Dark Order
  • Nyla Rose w/Vickie Guerrero vs Kris Statlander w/Orange Cassidy
  • The 5 Labors of Jericho: Chapter 4 ’“ Chris Jericho vs Wardlow w/MJF

AEW Rampage ’“ Friday 13th August 2021:

AEW Women’s Championship Match ’“ Dr Britt Baker D.M.D w/Rebel vs Red Velvet

AEW Dynamite is available to watch every week on TNT Network in the United States. The show is also available for viewers outside of the US on FITE TV as part of the AEW+ subscription service.

Check out all of our AEW Dynamite, Rampage, Dark and Dark:Elevation news here

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