Cody Rhodes: As Of Now, My Future Is With AEW; I Can't See Myself Anywhere Else

When AEW launched in January 2019, Executive Vice Presidents The Young Bucks and Cody Rhodes reportedly signed five-year deals with the company.

The Young Bucks recently revealed that they signed two-year extensions, which indicates their original contracts were for three years and not five. The extension for Matt & Nick Jackson brought into question when Cody Rhodes' contract with the company is up.

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Speaking to Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated, Cody was asked about his future in AEW.

“As of now, my future is with AEW,” he said. “AEW would be very strange without the core members of the revolution. We all still talk. We all have this admiration for each other. I can’t see myself anywhere else, and I’m very optimistic about what the future holds.”

It is unclear if Cody's contract expires at the end of the year or if the initial report of a five-year deal was correct.

Rhodes remains a focal point on AEW television and though he can't challenge for the AEW World Title, he still has goals in wrestling he'd like to achieve.

“I have a lot of data-based goals,” Rhodes said. “I ask Chris Harrington, our SVP, a really good number for a demo average. I always say I want to make AEW destination programming, and that’s numbers-based to me. And I’ve never shared this before, but I really thought that the PWI No. 1 spot had been mine once before, and I was shocked, genuinely, that I didn’t pick it up. That may sound silly, but I care about that, and I’m willing to say I care—the people that say they don’t, they typically care a lot about it, too. The AEW world championship is out of the question for me, but there are other goals that, for now, I’ll keep close to the chest.”

He closed by saying, “I’m looking to move toward undiscovered terrain. I want to create what’s never happened before, so I am going to take a different approach than any other wrestler. That’s what I am looking forward to doing.”

Cody is set to take on Andrade El Idolo in an Atlanta Street Fight on Wednesday's AEW Dynamite. You can view the current lineup for the show by clicking here.

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