Cody Rhodes

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Full Name Cody Rhodes
Age 35 Years Old
Nick Name Cody Rhodes
Gender Male
Famous As Wrestler
Birth Date June 30th, 1985
Birth Place Marietta, Georgia

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Cody Garrett Runnels better named by ring name as Cody Rhodes is an American professional wrestler, promoter, businessman, and actor. His other ring names include Cody R, Cody Runnels, Dashing Cody Rhodes, Stardust. Moreover, he is an executive vice president of All Elite Wrestling (AEW), where he also serves as an in-ring talent. He remained in OVW for nine years as Stardust. With WWE, he became a two-time Intercontinental Champion and was a prolific tag team wrestler, winning six tag team championships (three World Tag Team Championships and three WWE Tag Team Championships) with four separate tag team partners. He began wrestling on the independent circuit, also making several appearances in Total Nonstop Action (TNA). He wrestled in ROH, where he became a one-time ROH World Champion, one-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion (due to ROH's partnership with the National Wrestling Alliance), one-time IWGP United States Heavyweight Champion and a one-time ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Champion (with The Young Bucks)-at one point holding the NWA World, IWGP U.S., and ROH Six-Man titles simultaneously. Scroll down to know more information regarding his biography, family details, birthday, wiki, facts, net worth, career stats, WWE, wife, and many more. 

Famous For

  • Being an American Professional Wrestler. 
  • Being an executive vice president of All Elite Wrestling (AEW), where he also serves as an in-ring talent.

Cody Rhodes against Chris Jerico

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Early Life of Cody Rhodes

Cody Rhodes was born on 30th June 1985 with the real name/birth name of Cody Garrett Runnels. His birthplace/hometown is in Marietta, Georgia, USA. He holds an American nationality and his ethnicity is White. He was born to his parents/family; wrestling legend, Dusty Rhodes, and his second wife, Michelle Rubio. He comes from a wrestling family as he is a half-brother to Goldust and two other sisters, Teil Gergel and Kristin Ditto who were the Cheerleaders of National Football League team, Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader. His godfather is Magnum T.A. His uncle's name is Fred Ottman and Jerry Sags. Currently, Cody is living in Lutz, Florida and he is also titled with WWE wrestler Gold rust. He completed his high school level of education from Lassiter high school. Also, later on, he also joined Pennsylvania State University to become a wrestle collegiately but later on, he changed his mindset and became a professional wrestler. He is Christian by religion and his horoscope sign is Cancer. He celebrated his 34th birthday as of 2019. 

Professional Career of Cody Rhodes

  • While he was in high school, he placed sixth in the 171 lb (78 kg) division as a sophomore and as a junior, he won the Georgia state tournament at 189 lb (86 kg) in 2003 and repeated as champion his senior year.
  • After that, he had planned to wrestle collegiately at Pennsylvania State University but decided to become a professional wrestler instead.
  • He credits his father Dusty Rhodes for starting his wrestling training when Cody was only 12 years old. 
  • And from there, his training was provided by Al Snow, Danny Davis, Randy Orton, and Ricky Morton.
  • He began wrestling in Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW) in May 2006 and played his debut match against Pat Buck on 13th May. 
  • After that, he formed a tag team with Shawn Spears in mid-August 2006 and they quickly became embroiled in a feud with The Untouchables over the OVW Southern Tag Team Championship and captured the championship from The Untouchables on October 18.
  • Runnels and Spears became involved in a scripted rivalry with each other after Spears became jealous of Runnels' success as a singles wrestler.
  • His last televised match in OVW ended in a no contest as he and Shawn Spears fought in the Steel Cage.
  • He made his television debut, using his family's wrestling last name, Rhodes, in a backstage segment with his father Dusty Rhodes and Randy Orton, where Orton introduced himself to Rhodes and then slapped Dusty as a sign of disrespect on 2nd July 2007. 
  • He then slapped Orton in return on 9th July, and the following week, Rhodes was defeated by Orton in his debut WWE match.
  • He also appeared at The Great American Bash to prevent Orton from further attacking his father.
  • He began a feud with Hardcore Holly and lost three consecutive matches to him. 
  • They fought against the Tag Team Champions Lance Cade and Trevor Murdoch at Survivor Series, in what was Rhodes' first on-screen title shot and pay-per-view match, but were unsuccessful.
  • After holding the championship for just over a month, they dropped it to John Cena and Batista on the 4th August 2008 episode of Raw.
  • Rhodes and DiBiase were joined by Manu, the son of Afa, in September, forming a stable of multi-generational wrestlers.
  • On the 3rd November, 2008 episode of Raw, Rhodes, DiBiase and Manu entered a storyline with Orton, who constantly criticized and insulted them and attacked DiBiase.
  • As part of the Legacy, he entered the Royal Rumble match in order to help Orton win, and lasted until the final three, before being eliminated by Triple H.
  • On April 26 at Backlash, Rhodes, DiBiase, and Orton defeated Triple H, Batista, and Shane McMahon in a six-man tag team match, which, per the pre-match stipulation, resulted in Orton winning the WWE Championship.
  • He suffered a minor neck injury in June but continued working.
  • Rhodes and DiBiase continued to compete against and attack Orton's rivals, especially Triple H which led to Triple H reforming D-Generation X (DX) with Shawn Michaels, and DX defeated Rhodes and DiBiase at SummerSlam.
  • He was drafted to the SmackDown brand as he was part of the 2010 WWE supplement draft and made his debut for the brand on the April 30 SmackDown, by defeating John Morrison.
  • He then participated in a tournament for the vacant WWE Intercontinental Championship but lost to Christian in the semi-finals.
  • On 21st January 2011, he faced Rey Mysterio in a match, during which Mysterio hit Rhodes in the face with his exposed knee brace and legitimately broke Rhodes' nose, which led to Rhodes declaring he was no longer dashing and had required facial reconstructive surgery.
  • In 2020, he said his time as Undashing Cody Rhodes was his second-best work as pro wrestlers.

Cody Rhodes, a famous wrestler

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  • On the 7th January 2013, Raw, Team Rhodes Scholars defeated Team Hell No in a non-title match to earn another shot at the WWE Tag Team Championship.
  • On June 16 Raw, he debuted a new character called Stardust (a ring name also previously used by his father during his time in American Wrestling Association), with face paint, a bodysuit, and mannerisms similar to those of Goldust.
  • Later, the Stardust character eventually evolved to resemble a comic book supervillain, which led to him entering a storyline rivalry with actor Stephen Amell.
  • Stardust renamed his finishing maneuver The Queen's Crossbow, after Oliver Queen, Amell's character from Arrow.
  • During the 2015 Slammy Awards, Stardust stole Stephen Amell's trophy for celebrity moment of the year.
  • On May 21, he revealed on Twitter that he had requested his release from WWE.
  • After he left WWE, he continued working under his real name on the independent circuit, but often hesitated from using it in order to avoid conflict with WWE.
  • His first post-WWE match was for Evolve in Joppa, Maryland on August 19 at Evolve 66, defeating Zack Sabre Jr. by submission.
  • On August 27, he beat Kurt Angle in Wappingers Falls, New York.
  • He also defeated Sonjay Dutt for the GFW NEX*GEN Championship.
  • He appeared for Northeast Wrestling (NEW) in Connecticut, defeating Kurt Angle in a steel cage match on 3rd March 2017. 
  • On 1st December 2017, Rhodes lost the NEW Heavyweight Championship to Flip Gordon in a triple threat match.
  • On 29th April 2017, at No Regrets, Rhodes lost the WCPW Internet Championship to Gabriel Kidd in a triple threat match also involving Joe Hendry.
  • He then returned on the 23rd February 2017 episode of Impact Wrestling, calling out Moose to thank him for helping his wife Brandi while he was away.
  • On 10th December 2016, Rhodes billed as "The American Nightmare" Cody, appeared at New Japan Pro-Wrestling's (NJPW) World Tag League finals via video package, announcing himself as the newest member of Bullet Club.
  • He returned to NJPW in February during the NJPW and ROH co-produced Honor Rising: Japan 2017 shows.
  • On 1st January 2019, he unveiled a new promotion, All Elite Wrestling (AEW), in which he, along with Matt and Nick Jackson of The Young Bucks and Kenny Omega, would serve as Executive Vice Presidents and on-air talent.
  • He defeated Wardlow in a steel cage match on the 19th February 2020 episode of Dynamite to arrange the match for the Revolution pay-per-view.
  • However, Cody was defeated by MJF at the event on February 29.
  • Moreover, he has appeared in nine video games: he made his video game debut in WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 and has since appeared in WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2010, WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2011, WWE '12, WWE '13, WWE 2K14, WWE 2K15 as Cody Rhodes and in WWE 2K16 and WWE 2K17 as Stardust gimmick.

Awards and Achievements of Cody Rhodes

Cody became a two-time Intercontinental Champion and was a prolific tag team wrestler, winning six tag team championships (three World Tag Team Championships and three WWE Tag Team Championships) with four separate tag team partners. He became a one-time ROH World Champion, one-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion (due to ROH's partnership with the National Wrestling Alliance), one-time IWGP United States Heavyweight Champion and a one-time ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Champion (with The Young Bucks) at one point holding the NWA World, IWGP U.S., and ROH Six-Man titles simultaneously in 2017. 

Personal Life of Cody Rhodes

Cody Rhodes and his wife, Brandi Reeds

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Cody Rhodes is a happily married man with his spouse named Eden Stiles (Brandi Rhodes) whom he got married in the year 2013. The couple dated for 2 years before their marriage. Brandi Reed is also a professional wrestler, TV celebrity and model. The pair began dating and was in a relationship when he worked for the WWE. Eden is also working for the WWE championship as an announcer within the ring and she is known also with her real name as Brandi Reed. They are a happy couple till now and they have not dictated any mentioning about their children by the current time. He mentioned that he never had an affair with any girls mentioning as his girlfriend except her spouse. His sexual orientation is straight. 

Net Worth of Cody Rhodes

Cody Rhodes is an American professional wrestler, promoter, businessman, and actor, better known by the ring name Cody Rhodes or simply Cody. He is an executive vice president of All Elite Wrestling (AEW), where he also serves as an in-ring talent. He earns seven figures from several wrestling independent circuit, ROH as well as New Japan Pro Wrestling. The sources and reports claim that he signed a two-year contract with WWE’s Smack brand that fetched him $632,500 a year as salary. In 2015, he is reported to have made $550,000. In 2014, his annual earnings from WWE was $494,500 with a contract of 3 years. As of 2020, his net worth is estimated to have more than $2 Million. His exact salary is unknown yet. His source of wealth is from his wrestling career. Moreover, his endorsement income is around $137,500 from appearing commercials of Gillette's that have also endorsed wrestlers like Chris Jericho and John Cena and made TV appearances in shows such as Arrow, Warehouse 13 and several other shows. He resides in a luxurious mansion in Florida costing around $ 2 million with his wife. The couple has bought a mansion in Florida bought for $2 million. As of now, he is satisfied with his earnings. 

Body Measurements of Cody Rhodes

Cody Rhodes is a handsome hunk with a strong and muscular body build. He stands at the tall height of six feet one inches. His balanced weight consists of 100 KG. His body measurements are 32-26-32. His face shape is oval. His eye color is brown and hair color is medium brown. His hair length is medium. His nose type is perfect. Overall, he has got a healthy body. He maintains his body a lot to keep himself fit. Cody Rhodes debuted a new neck tattoo at Saturday night's AEW Revolution pay-per-view to polarizing reaction, especially from his wife, Brandi. Cody Rhodes got the ink in Atlanta ahead of the Revolution pay-per-view, featuring the Nightmare Family logo on the side of his neck.