Cody Garrett Runnels Rhodes (born Cody Garrett Runnels, June 30, 1985) is an American professional wrestler who competes as Cody Rhodes, or simply Cody.
Rhodes is the son of the late WWE Hall of Famer Dusty Rhodes and the half-brother of WWE wrestler Goldust. After an amateur wrestling career that resulted in becoming a two-time Georgia state champion, he followed his father and older brother's footsteps into the professional ranks and joined WWE in 2006, initially being assigned to the company's developmental territory Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW). After becoming a Triple Crown Champion in OVW, he was elevated to WWE's main roster in 2007 and remained there for 9 years, performing under his real name and later as Stardust.
During his time with WWE, Rhodes 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. Rhodes left WWE after requesting his release in May 2016. Following his departure from WWE, Rhodes began wrestling on the independent circuit, also making several appearances in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. In the time frame spanning from early 2016 to early 2017, he competed at WWE's WrestleMania, ROH's Final Battle and NJPW's Wrestle Kingdom events, as well as appearing for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) at Bound for Glory (albeit in a non-competing capacity). In September 2017, Rhodes signed a "multi-year" deal with Ring of Honor and is a member of the Bullet Club.
On January 1, 2019, Cody unveiled a new promotion, All Elite Wrestling (AEW), in which he, along with Matt and Nick Jackson of The Young Bucks and Kenny Omega, will serve as Executive Vice Presidents and on-air talent. Both Cody and The Young Bucks signed five-year contracts with the promotion. Their inaugural pay-per-view (PPV) event was AEW Double or Nothing 2019. To promote AEW, Cody, The Young Bucks, Page, and Brandi showed up unannounced to wrestler Joey Ryan's Southern California promotion Bar Wrestling on January 16, 2019.
Select Championship History
- All Elite Wrestling TNT Championship
- Alpha-1 Wrestling Tag Team Championship
- Bullet Proof Wrestling Championship
- Global Force Wrestling NEX*GEN Championship]
- NWA World Heavyweight Championship
- Northeast Wrestling Heavyweight Championship
- Ohio Valley Wrestling Heavyweight Championship
- Ohio Valley Wrestling Television Championship
- Ohio Valley WrestlingSouthern Tag Team Championship
- Ring of Honor World Championship
- Ring of Honor World Six-Man Tag Team Championship
- What Culture Pro Wrestling Internet Championship
- WWE World Tag Team Championship
- WWE Intercontinental Championship
- WWE Tag Team Championship