History Wrestling / CodyRhodes

13th Feb '18 2:25:13 PM lilithmercy
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* DisneyOwnsThisTrope: Apparently the name "Cody Rhodes" is a WWE trademark, even though Cody himself had been going by it since highschool. Most promotions get around this by frequently mentioning him as the son of Dusty Rhodes, and introduce he and his wife together as "Cody and Brandi Rhodes" because WWE can't claim to own those names. Weirdly though due to ExactWords this doesn't apply to online only distributed promotions like Evolve, where he did use his surname.


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** New Japan doesn't really bother, as Dusty was never that big a name there and it's common for wrestlers to only have one name anyway.
12th Feb '18 3:20:53 AM Aero121
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* TheStarScream: As the American Nightmare, Cody occupies the place of second-in-command of Bullet Club. His volatile relationship with [[Wrestling/KennyOmega Kenny Omega]] and his own ambition to run the stable leads him to constantly snap at the leader's heels for a sign of weakness. [[spoiler: He finally follows through with his ambitions by attacking Omega in January 2018, at The New Beginning in Sapporo.]]
1st Feb '18 2:56:42 PM SomeoneElse17
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* BreakupBreakout: In regards to Legacy, he has fared much better than Wrestling/{{Ted DiBiase|Jr}}, who in 2013 left the company. After the split Cody became Dashing, while Ted was given his father's gimmick, which didn't help him much. He then teamed with Cody again during Cody's disfigurement gimmick, only to grow tired of the "undashing" Cody's abuse, turn face and develop the [=DiBiase=] Posse gimmick, and it looked like he would avert this. Sadly, injuries in the middle of a push halted all this and he ended up leaving WWE after a year of not being used. Cody, meanwhile, at least got two tag team title runs with his brother Goldust before calling it quits in 2016.
** His stock has risen since he left WWE. He participated in the 2016 Battle of Los Angeles, appeared at Wrestle Kingdom 11, won the GFW NEX*GEN Championship, NEW Heavyweight Championship, WCPW Internet Championship, and ROH World Championship, and is an increasingly important player in Bullet Club.
1st Feb '18 2:55:37 PM SomeoneElse17
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* CommutingOnABus: Switches between TNA, Defiant and Ring Of Honor.

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* CommutingOnABus: Switches between TNA, NJPW, Defiant (formerly WCPW), and Ring Of Honor.ROH. TNA used to be a part of this lineup for awhile.
1st Feb '18 2:54:08 PM SomeoneElse17
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** His stock has risen since he left WWE. He participated in the 2016 Battle of Los Angeles, appeared at Wrestle Kingdom 11, won the GFW NEX*GEN Championship, NEW Heavyweight Championship, WCPW Internet Championship, and ROH World Championship, and is part of Bullet Club.

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** His stock has risen since he left WWE. He participated in the 2016 Battle of Los Angeles, appeared at Wrestle Kingdom 11, won the GFW NEX*GEN Championship, NEW Heavyweight Championship, WCPW Internet Championship, and ROH World Championship, and is part of an increasingly important player in Bullet Club.
1st Feb '18 2:53:19 PM SomeoneElse17
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In 2016, Rhodes asked for and was granted his release from WWE. He has since embarked on a busy indie career, making appearances in Evolve, Wrestling/ProWrestlingGuerilla, Wrestling/{{TNA}}, and various other indie promotions under the names '''Cody''' or '''Cody R''' (due to legal reasons, he cannot use the Cody Rhodes name outside of WWE). He was announced to be the newest member of the Wrestling/BulletClub in Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling as announced by the group's leader Wrestling/KennyOmega, and made his debut for the faction in the January 4, 2017 Tokyo Dome show.

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In 2016, after working two years under the alternate persona '''Stardust''', Rhodes asked for and was granted his release from WWE. He has since embarked on a busy indie career, making appearances in Evolve, Wrestling/ProWrestlingGuerilla, Wrestling/{{TNA}}, and various other indie promotions under the names '''Cody''' or '''Cody R''' (due to legal reasons, he cannot use the Cody Rhodes name outside of WWE). He was announced to be the newest member of the Wrestling/BulletClub in Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling as announced by the group's leader Wrestling/KennyOmega, and made his debut for the faction in the January 4, 2017 Tokyo Dome show.
1st Feb '18 2:52:40 PM SomeoneElse17
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Cody Rhodes[[note]]legally changed his name at 17 years old[[/labelnote]] (born Cody Garrett Runnels on June 30, 1985) is an American professional wrestler who is known for his time working for Wrestling/{{WWE}}. He is the half-brother of fellow WWE veteran Dustin "Wrestling/{{Goldust}}" Rhodes and the son of WWE Hall of Famer "The American Dream" Wrestling/DustyRhodes. Rhodes is a two-time Intercontinental Champion, three-time World Tag Team Champion (once with [[Wrestling/BobHolly Hardcore Holly]] and twice with Wrestling/TedDiBiaseJr), and three-time WWE Tag Team Champion (twice with his brother Wrestling/{{Goldust}} and once with Wrestling/DrewMcIntyre) and one-time [[Wrestling/RingOfHonor ROH World Champion]].

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Cody Rhodes[[note]]legally changed his name at 17 years old[[/labelnote]] old[[/note]] (born Cody Garrett Runnels on June 30, 1985) is an American professional wrestler who is known for his time working for Wrestling/{{WWE}}. He is the half-brother of fellow WWE veteran Dustin "Wrestling/{{Goldust}}" Rhodes and the son of WWE Hall of Famer "The American Dream" Wrestling/DustyRhodes. Rhodes is a two-time Intercontinental Champion, three-time World Tag Team Champion (once with [[Wrestling/BobHolly Hardcore Holly]] and twice with Wrestling/TedDiBiaseJr), and three-time WWE Tag Team Champion (twice with his brother Wrestling/{{Goldust}} and once with Wrestling/DrewMcIntyre) and one-time [[Wrestling/RingOfHonor ROH World Champion]].
1st Feb '18 2:52:25 PM SomeoneElse17
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Cody Runnels (born June 30, 1985) is an American professional wrestler better known by his ring name '''Cody Rhodes''' (or '''Stardust''' from 2014-2016) who is known for his time working for Wrestling/{{WWE}}. He is the half-brother of fellow WWE veteran Dustin "Wrestling/{{Goldust}}" Rhodes and the son of WWE Hall of Famer "The American Dream" Wrestling/DustyRhodes. Rhodes is a two-time Intercontinental Champion, three-time World Tag Team Champion (once with [[Wrestling/BobHolly Hardcore Holly]] and twice with Wrestling/TedDiBiaseJr), and three-time WWE Tag Team Champion (twice with his brother Wrestling/{{Goldust}} and once with Wrestling/DrewMcIntyre) and one-time [[Wrestling/RingOfHonor ROH World Champion]].

In 2016, Runnels asked for and was granted his release from WWE. He has since embarked on a busy indie career, making appearances in Evolve, Wrestling/ProWrestlingGuerilla, Wrestling/{{TNA}}, and various other indie promotions under the names '''Cody''' or '''Cody R''' (due to legal reasons, he cannot use the Cody Rhodes name outside of WWE). He was announced to be the newest member of the Wrestling/BulletClub in Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling as announced by the group's leader Wrestling/KennyOmega, and made his debut for the faction in the January 4th Tokyo Dome show.

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Cody Rhodes[[note]]legally changed his name at 17 years old[[/labelnote]] (born Cody Garrett Runnels (born on June 30, 1985) is an American professional wrestler better known by his ring name '''Cody Rhodes''' (or '''Stardust''' from 2014-2016) who is known for his time working for Wrestling/{{WWE}}. He is the half-brother of fellow WWE veteran Dustin "Wrestling/{{Goldust}}" Rhodes and the son of WWE Hall of Famer "The American Dream" Wrestling/DustyRhodes. Rhodes is a two-time Intercontinental Champion, three-time World Tag Team Champion (once with [[Wrestling/BobHolly Hardcore Holly]] and twice with Wrestling/TedDiBiaseJr), and three-time WWE Tag Team Champion (twice with his brother Wrestling/{{Goldust}} and once with Wrestling/DrewMcIntyre) and one-time [[Wrestling/RingOfHonor ROH World Champion]].

In 2016, Runnels Rhodes asked for and was granted his release from WWE. He has since embarked on a busy indie career, making appearances in Evolve, Wrestling/ProWrestlingGuerilla, Wrestling/{{TNA}}, and various other indie promotions under the names '''Cody''' or '''Cody R''' (due to legal reasons, he cannot use the Cody Rhodes name outside of WWE). He was announced to be the newest member of the Wrestling/BulletClub in Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling as announced by the group's leader Wrestling/KennyOmega, and made his debut for the faction in the January 4th 4, 2017 Tokyo Dome show.



** Stephen Amell of ''Series/{{Arrow}}''; Stardust became convinced that Amell, an actor, is really [[ComicBook/GreenArrow Oliver Queen]]. So, he taunted him until Amell agreed to fight him in [=SummerSlam=].

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** Stephen Amell of ''Series/{{Arrow}}''; Stardust became convinced that Amell, an actor, is really [[ComicBook/GreenArrow Oliver Queen]]. So, he taunted him until Amell agreed to fight him in [=SummerSlam=]. ''Cody'', however, regards Amell as a close friend, being featured on an episode of ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' and inducting him as a GuestStarPartyMember of the Wrestling/BulletClub.



* BastardUnderstudy: Was brought into Bullet Club by Kenny Omega, but then went on to usurp his position. It wasn't his original intention, but when Omega took a white-flag moment of concern and returned it with a white-flag moment of pettiness, then went on to secretly make moves on his wife, get him branded as a traitor during drunken rants, attempt to poison fellow Bullet Club member Tama Tonga, and even question his and others' involvement in a parody "Invasion of Raw" skit, Cody began to see Kenny as not being a fitting Bullet Club leader. [[spoiler:This culminated in Cody laying out Kenny Omega with the Cross Rhodes after Omega lost his IWGP United States Championship at the end of January 2018.]]



** Under his real name of Cody Runnels, seconded Dusty for his induction into the WCW Hall of Fame at ''WCW Slamboree 95'', May 21, 1995.[[note]]WCW had just fired Dustin on March 23rd for blading in the [[GimmickMatches "King of the Road" Match]] at ''WCW Uncensored 95'' on March 19th.[[/note]]

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** Under his real birth name of Cody Runnels, seconded Dusty for his induction into the WCW Hall of Fame at ''WCW Slamboree 95'', May 21, 1995.[[note]]WCW had just fired Dustin on March 23rd for blading in the [[GimmickMatches "King of the Road" Match]] at ''WCW Uncensored 95'' on March 19th.[[/note]]



* FirstNameBasis: Since leaving WWE, he has dropped Rhodes from his ring name in bigger name promotions (such as [[Wrestling/{{TNA}} Impact Wrestling]], Wrestling/RingOfHonor, and Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling), as "Cody Rhodes" is owned by the company. That said, he has found certain ways around it: for example, as his wife Brandi has added Rhodes to her ring name post-WWE, Cody can on a technicality be referred to as a Rhodes through her (in TNA, they are collectively billed as Cody and Brandi Rhodes). However, he is billed as a Rhodes in spite of this: English commentary for Wrestle Kingdom 11 acknowledges his familial ties as well as his brief ROH feud with Steve Corino. Additionally, outside of those bigger name feds, he is fully introduced as Cody Rhodes with no problems.

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* FirstNameBasis: Since leaving WWE, he has dropped Rhodes from his ring name in bigger name promotions (such as [[Wrestling/{{TNA}} Impact Wrestling]], Wrestling/RingOfHonor, and Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling), as "Cody Rhodes" is supposedly owned by the company. (Supposedly, that is, because he'd legally changed his name to Cody Rhodes back when he was 17 years old, but this wasn't widely-known at the time and he's not willing to take them to court over it.) That said, he has found certain ways around it: for example, as his wife Brandi has added Rhodes to worked under her ring married name post-WWE, Cody can on a technicality be referred to as a Rhodes through her (in TNA, they are her, sometimes collectively billed as Cody and Brandi Rhodes).Rhodes. However, he is billed as a Rhodes in spite of this: English commentary for Wrestle Kingdom 11 acknowledges his familial ties as well as his brief ROH feud with Steve Corino. Additionally, outside of those bigger name feds, he is fully introduced as Cody Rhodes with no problems.
7th Jan '18 3:47:02 PM kawaiineko333
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* BlondesAreEvil: At Final Battle 2017, Cody came out with his hair dyed bleach blonde and still acting like a cocky heel.
6th Jan '18 11:19:22 PM Benne
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Cody Runnels (born June 30, 1985) is an American professional wrestler better known by his ring name '''Cody Rhodes''' (or '''Stardust''' from 2014-2016) who is known for his time working for Wrestling/{{WWE}}. He is the half-brother of fellow WWE veteran Dustin "Wrestling/{{Goldust}}" Rhodes and the son of WWE Hall of Famer "The American Dream" Wrestling/DustyRhodes. Rhodes is a two-time Intercontinental Champion, three-time World Tag Team Champion (once with [[Wrestling/BobHolly Hardcore Holly]] and twice with Wrestling/TedDiBiaseJr), and three-time WWE Tag Team Champion (twice with his brother Wrestling/{{Goldust}} and once with Wrestling/DrewMcIntyre) and one-time and current [[Wrestling/RingOfHonor ROH World Champion]].

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Cody Runnels (born June 30, 1985) is an American professional wrestler better known by his ring name '''Cody Rhodes''' (or '''Stardust''' from 2014-2016) who is known for his time working for Wrestling/{{WWE}}. He is the half-brother of fellow WWE veteran Dustin "Wrestling/{{Goldust}}" Rhodes and the son of WWE Hall of Famer "The American Dream" Wrestling/DustyRhodes. Rhodes is a two-time Intercontinental Champion, three-time World Tag Team Champion (once with [[Wrestling/BobHolly Hardcore Holly]] and twice with Wrestling/TedDiBiaseJr), and three-time WWE Tag Team Champion (twice with his brother Wrestling/{{Goldust}} and once with Wrestling/DrewMcIntyre) and one-time and current [[Wrestling/RingOfHonor ROH World Champion]].
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