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Backstage news on why Cody Rhodes has not signed his new AEW contract

It was reported on Monday by Fighful that Cody Rhodes is a free agent and he is not under an AEW contract. That story sparked rumors that Rhodes could appear in the Royal Rumble.

There is nothing to the Rhodes-WWE rumors and he is still with AEW. On Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer explained the contract situation with Rhodes.

“The Cody Rhodes rumors, I’m sure that at this point given that nobody has been denying them that they actually want it out like this,” Meltzer said, “There’s nothing of substance to the story in the sense that he’s got a reality show, he’s got a game show [and] he was just in touch with me the other day about the ratings of his game show. He was very happy with those ratings and he’s Executive Vice President. He may not have signed his contract because he hasn’t been there. He was supposed to go January 5th to Newark and he actually went to Newark but he had to fly home because that’s when there was a family health issue and he had to go home. He has not been to an AEW show yet this year. His first one will be Wednesday so that’s the basic situation there.”

Rhodes is advertised to be at AEW Dynamite this Wednesday night. It would not be a shock to hear that the “free agent” stuff ends up being part of the next season of Rhodes To The Top.

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