Cody Rhodes has issued a statement via his Instagram story.
On January 7, AEW announced that Cody Rhodes was unable to defend his TNT Championship against Sammy Guevara at Battle of the Belts as he is not medically cleared. As a result, Sammy Guevara will face Dustin Rhodes to crown an interim champion.
Via Instagram, Cody issued a statement in which he thanked everyone for their support and revealed that he and Brandi are in isolation with family members that have tested positive for COVID-19.
Cody wrote, "I appreciate everybody reaching out. Brandi and I are in isolation with family that have unfortunately tested positive for COVID. It's been a scary time dealing with such a strong virus and the complications that can come with it. We are doing all we can to nurse and protect the family during this time. I will remain in quarantine as long as needed. Every day is more encouraging. Thank you immensely for your support and respect of our privacy. Thank you to AEW for understanding and allowing me to be where I am needed today, and for stiil allowing the TNT Title to be represented. I look forward to being back soon. All the love in the world!"
Here is the updated lineup for AEW Battle of the Belts.
AEW Battle of the Belts (1/8)
- AEW Women's Championship: Britt Baker (c) vs. Riho
- AEW TNT Interim Championship: Dustin Rhodes vs. Sammy Guevara
- FTW Championship: Ricky Starks (c) vs. Matt Sydal
Fightful will have live coverage of AEW Battle of the Belts this evening beginning at 8 p.m. ET.