Cody Rhodes left WWE six years ago and became a megastar in wrestling. He had amazing stints in New Japan Pro Wrestling and Ring of Honor that saw him reach heights he never quite saw in WWE.
In 2019, Rhodes helped found All Elite Wrestling, the first major professional wrestling company to truly rival WWE since WCW in the 1990s. The son of Hall of Famer Dusty Rhodes was positioned as a top star in the company, despite being barred from challenging for the World Championship in kayfabe.
It came as a major shock to the wrestling world when, in February, Rhodes and his wife Brandi announced their departure from AEW. Furthermore, Rhodes had signed with WWE and made his return to the company at WrestleMania 38 against Seth Rollins.
The move sent shockwaves throughout the industry, and some are still talking about it even today.