Cody Garrett Runnels Rhodes, professionally known as Cody Rhodes is an American professional wrestler, promoter, and actor. Rhodes is currently signed to AEW (All Elite Wrestling). He is also the Executive Vice President of the promotion. He started his professional career from Ohio Valley Wrestling, becoming Triple Crown Champion. He was promoted to WWE, where he became a two-time Intercontinental Champion. He also won six tag team championships.
Rhodes left WWE in 2016 and started competing in independent circuits. He signed with AEW and became its executive vice president as well as a wrestler. He became the inaugural AEW TNT Champion.
What is Cody Rhodes Famous For?
- Two-time Intercontinental Champion.
- Three-time World Tag Team Champion.
- Three-time WWE Tag Team Champion.
Where is Cody Rhodes From?
Cody Rhodes was born on 30 June 1985. His birth name is Cody Garrett Runnels. His birth place is in Marietta, Georgia in the United States. He holds an American nationality. He belongs to mixed ethnicity and his religion is Christianity. He was born to his father, Dusty Rhodes, and his mother, Michelle Rubio. He has three siblings, half-brother, Dustin, and two sisters, Kristin, and Teil. He has partial Cuban ancestry through his maternal side. His zodiac sign is Cancer.
Regarding his educational background, he attended Lassiter High School. He had an outstanding high school wrestling career winning the Georgia state tournament twice. He attended an acting school after graduating from high school. He planned to attend Penn State University, where he would continue wrestling. However, he decided to become a professional wrestler.
Cody Rhodes Career
- Cody Rhodes joined WWE in 2006.
- He was assigned to its developmental territory, Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW). He wrestled under his birth name Cody Runnels.
- He became Triple Crown Champion during his time in OVW.
- He formed a tag team with Shawn Spears in 2006 that won the OVW Southern Tag Team Championship.
- They won the Tag Team Championship for the second time defeating Deuce ‘n Domino in a street fight in December 2006.
- The rivalry between the partners started as Spears became jealous of Runnels’ success as a single wrestler. Runnels had won the OVW Heavyweight Championship in February 2007.
- He defeated Spears to win the OVW Television Championship.
- He was promoted to WWE’s main roster in 2007.
- He remained in WWE for nine years.
- He became a two-time Intercontinental Champion.
- He also won tag team championships six times.
- He won World Tag Team Championship three times.
- He also won WWE Tag Team Championship three times.
- He initially feuded with Hardcore whom he lost three consecutive matches. They later formed a tag team.
- He won his first WWE championship, the World Tag Team Championship with Holly in December 2007, defeating Lance Cade and Trevor Murdoch.
- He became the two-time World Tag Team Champion when he turned on Holly and partnered with Ted DiBiase and helped him win against Holly.
- They retained the World Tag Team Championship after using their rematch clause against John Cena and Batista who had defeated them in August 2008. He became the World Tag Team Champion for the third time.
- They formed a group named The Legacy, aligning with Randy Orton and Manu.
- The Legacy’s feud with Triple H’s D-Generation X (DX) was known at the time.
- Dibiase and Rhodes later turned against Orton and attacked him.
- He was drafted to SmackDown in 2010.
- Rhodes won his first WWE Tag Team Championship with his partner, Drew McIntyre.
- He won the Intercontinental Championship for the first time defeating Ezekiel Jackson in August 2011.
- His masked gimmick ended after Orton broke Rhodes’ mask in November.
- He won the WWE Tag Team Championship with Damien Sandow as team Rhodes Scholars defeating Team Hell No in a Hell in a Cell in October.
- He then partnered with his half-brother, Goldust who won the WWE Tag Team Championship two times.
- During the time he debuted a new character called Stardust.
- He left WWE in 2016.
- After departing from WWE, he started wrestling on independent circuits.
- He started wrestling under the name Cody due to WWE owning the “Cody Rhodes” name, until 2020 when WWE surrendered their trademark.
- He competed at WWE’s WrestleMania, Ring of Honor’s Final Battle, and the New Japan Pro-Wrestling Wrestle Kingdom, Impact at Bound for Glory.
- He was a one-time ROH World Champion, one-time IWGP United States Heavyweight Champion, and one-time ROH World Six-Man Tang Team Champion (with The Young Bucks).
- He won the NWA World Heavyweight Championship in 2018.
- Cody and his father Dusty became the first father and son to win the title.
- He signed with AEW in 2019 as the executive vice president.
- Alongside his position as the executive vice president, he also served as a wrestler.
- He won the inaugural AEW TNT Championship.
- He won the title second time in October 2019.
Who is Cody Rhodes Wife?
Cody Rhodes is a married man. He is married to Brandi Reed who is also a professional wrestler. The couple got married in 2013. Reed gave birth to their first child, a daughter, Liberty Iris Runnels on 18 June 2021.
How Tall is Cody Rhodes?
Cody Rhodes stands at a height of 1.88 m i.e. 6 feet and 2 inches tall. He has a body weight of around 220.5 lbs i.e. 100 kg. He has an athletic body build. His eye color is blue and his hair color is dark brown. He often dyes his hair blonde. His sexual orientation is straight.
What is Cody Rhodes Net Worth?
Cody Rhodes earns from his professional career as a wrestler. He started his wrestling career in 2006 signing with WWE. He started his career from its developmental promotion OVW. He was promoted to WWE in 2007. He won several championships in his 9 years with WWE. He left WWE in 2016 and competed in various independent promotions. He won several championships in those independent promotions as well. He signed with AEW in 2019 becoming its executive vice president as well as a wrestler. He has made his fortune from his wrestling career. At present, he is paid a handsome salary from his contract with AEW.
His other income comes from brand promotions and sponsorships. He became one of the faces of the Gillette “Be a Superstar” advertising campaign in 2009. Rhodes, along with Frankie Kazarian, started American Rebel Cigars. At present, his net worth is estimated at $4 million.