Cody Garrett Runnels Rhodes, better known by his stage name Cody Rhodes, is a professional wrestler, promoter, and actor from the United States. Rhodes is presently under contract with AEW (All Elite Wrestling).
He is also the promotion’s Executive Vice President. He began his professional wrestling career with Ohio Valley Wrestling, where he became the Triple Crown Champion. He was promoted to WWE, where he won the Intercontinental Championship twice. He also took home six tag team titles.
In 2016, Rhodes departed WWE and began wrestling on the independent circuit. He joined AEW and rose through the ranks to become the company’s executive vice president as well as a wrestler. He was crowned the first AEW TNT Champion.
Cody Rhodes’s Bio
On June 30, 1985, Cody Rhodes was born. Cody Garrett Runnels is his given name. His hometown is Marietta, Georgia, in the United States of America. He is a citizen of the United States of America. He is of mixed ancestry and follows the Christian faith. Dusty Rhodes and Michelle Rubio were his parents when he was born. Dustin, his half-brother, and Kristin and Teil, his two sisters, are his siblings. Through his maternal side, he has some Cuban heritage. Cancer is his zodiac sign.
He went to Lassiter High School for his high school studies. He was a standout wrestler in high school, winning the Georgia state championship twice. After graduating from high school, he went to an acting school. He intended on continuing his wrestling career at Penn State University. He did, however, decide to pursue a career as a professional wrestler.
Cody Rhodes’ Professional Life
Cody Rhodes debuted in the WWE in 2006. He was assigned to Ohio Valley Wrestling, the company’s developing division (OVW). Cody Runnels was his real name while he wrestled. During his stint in OVW, he won the Triple Crown. In 2006, he and Shawn Spears established a tag team that won the OVW Southern Tag Team Championship. They won the Tag Team Championship for the second time in December 2006, beating Deuce ‘n Domino in a street brawl. Spears grew envious of Runnels’ success as a single wrestler, which sparked their rivalry. In February 2007, Runnels won the OVW Heavyweight Championship. He won the OVW Television Championship by defeating Spears. In 2007, he was promoted to WWE’s main roster. He was in WWE for a total of nine years. He won the Intercontinental Championship twice.
He also won six tag team titles.
Three times he won the World Tag Team Championship. He has three times won the WWE Tag Team Championship. He started a rivalry with Hardcore, with whom he lost three bouts in a row. Later on, they became a tag team. In December 2007, he and Holly won their first WWE title, the World Tag Team Championship, after beating Lance Cade and Trevor Murdoch. When he turned on Holly and teamed up with Ted DiBiase to help him defeat Holly, he became the two-time World Tag Team Champion.
After invoking their rematch clause against John Cena and Batista, who had beaten them in August 2008, they retained the World Tag Team Championship. For the third time, he was crowned World Tag Team Champion. They joined forces with Randy Orton and Manu to create The Legacy. The conflict between The Legacy and Triple H’s D-Generation X (DX) was well-known at the time. Later, Dibiase and Rhodes turned on Orton and assaulted him. In 2010, he was selected to SmackDown. With his partner, Drew McIntyre, Rhodes won his first WWE Tag Team Championship.
In August 2011, he defeated Ezekiel Jackson to win the Intercontinental Championship for the first time. Orton shattered Rhodes’ mask in November, and his masked gimmick came to an end. In October, he and Damien Sandow won the WWE Tag Team Championship as Team Rhodes Scholars, beating Team Hell No in a Hell in a Cell match. He subsequently teamed up with Goldust, his half-brother, to win the WWE Tag Team Championship twice. During this period, he launched Stardust, a new character. In 2016, he departed WWE. He began wrestling on independent circuits after leaving WWE.
Due to WWE’s ownership of the “Cody Rhodes” moniker, he began performing as Cody until 2020, when WWE relinquished their trademark.
He wrestled at WrestleMania, Ring of Honor’s Final Battle, and New Japan Pro-Wrestle Wrestling’s Kingdom, Impact at Bound for Glory. He won the ROH World Championship once, the IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship once, and the ROH World Six-Man Tang Team Championship once (with The Young Bucks). In 2018, he won the NWA World Heavyweight Championship. Cody and his father Dusty made history by being the first father and son to win the championship.
In 2019, he joined AEW as executive vice president. He was also a wrestler in addition to his role as executive vice president. He was the first winner of the AEW TNT Championship. In October of this year, he won the championship for the second time.
Cody Rhodes’ Wife
Cody Rhodes is a husband and father. He is married to Brandi Reed, a professional wrestler herself. In 2013, the pair married. On June 18, 2021, Reed and Liberty Iris Runnels had their first child, a girl named Liberty Iris Runnels.
Cody Rhodes’ height
Cody Rhodes is 1.88 meters tall, or 6 feet and 2 inches tall. He weighs roughly 220.5 pounds, or 100 kilograms. He has a muscular physique. His eyes are blue, and his hair is a dark brown tone. He colors his hair blonde on a regular basis. He has a heterosexual sexual orientation.
How much money does Cody Rhodes have?
Cody Rhodes makes a living as a professional wrestler. In 2006, he signed with WWE and began his professional wrestling career. He began his career as an OVW developmental promotion. In 2007, he was promoted to WWE. During his 9 years with WWE, he won several titles. He departed WWE in 2016 and went on to perform in a variety of indie shows. In such separate promotions, he also won multiple titles. In 2019, he joined AEW as both an executive vice president and a wrestler. His wrestling profession has given him a lot of money. He is being given a nice salary as part of his deal with AEW. His other sources of revenue include brand partnerships and promotions. In 2009, he was one of the faces of Gillette’s “Be a Superstar” commercial campaign. American Rebel Cigars was founded by Rhodes and Frankie Kazarian. His current net worth is believed to be $4 million.