Cody Rhodes left the WWE a year and a half ago and has since put himself on the top of the list of non WWE talent in the world. After joining Bullet Club along with Marty Scrull, Kenny Omega, and the Young Bucks (brothers Nick and Matt Jackson), he has also since become the Ring Of Honor World Champion.
After brief stints in companies all over the globe such as Imapct Wrestling, Global Force Wrestling, and New Japan Pro Wrestling, Rhodes has decided to sign a full time exclusive deal with Ring Of Honor.
Rhodes had the talent to be a top star in the WWE but he was never utilized correctly. He had started planning his new endeavor before he even asked for his release for the WWE.
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