Cody Rhodes confirms multi-year contract extension with WWE

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Cody Rhodes has confirmed that he has signed a deal with WWE that will keep him with the company until at least July 2025.

In an interview with Justin Walker, Rhodes addressed a previous statement that he intended to retire by the age of 40.

Rhodes, 38, responded:

I can tell you 40 is out of the question just because — and not to give you a scoop because it was widely reported — but I did sign a new contract with WWE and it extends beyond my 40th birthday.

Rhodes was born on June 30th, 1985, so the contract he referred to would keep him with WWE until at least July 2025.

He did, however, talk about the day when he would hang up his boots:

I will say that the plan is still, when it’s time to step out, to step out without it being kind of a painful process, solely because I saw my dad as an old man wrestler. He loved it, he enjoyed it, but as his son, it was hard to see.

My daughter, she’s two going on three shortly. There does have to be a time, just like [Dusty] did with us, where I have to be home all the time and be there with her.

So it’s not 40 anymore, but I don’t know, I’ll update the number. Plus, I hit this prime run late in the game, so I often forget that I’m nearing 40.

Elsewhere in the interview, Cody addressed fan comparisons between his rivalry with Roman Reigns and the Marvel Cinematic Universe saga, specifically the storylines of ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ and ‘Avengers: Endgame’.

He said:

I think specifically the Endgame-Infinity War parallel that exists is less because of me and more because of Roman, in terms of, he’s presented himself as this mountain that nobody can get over, nobody can get around, nobody can go through.

The closest so far was me at WrestleMania 39 last year. I think also the fact that people had to wait between these films, there’s that same element of it and there’s these other characters in Roman and the Bloodline story that have been involved as looking for revenge, looking for justice themselves.

So I can see why people often bring it up, in terms of, you need a group to battle a group. I don’t know if that’s the case. I’m looking forward to night one, hopefully defeating The Rock and Roman Reigns, which would put me in a position night two to need no backup and no help.

But who knows? The nature of what we do is chaotic and I can understand those parallels. If anything like that happens that would be a lot of fun.

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Based in Northern Ireland, Neal Flanagan is a former newspaper journalist and copy editor. In addition to reporting for POST Wrestling, he co-hosts The Wellness Policy podcast with Wai Ting and Jordan Goodman.