Cody Rhodes Biography

( 1985 - )
February 17, 2019
First published on:May 17, 2018
by Jack Ol

Facts of Cody Rhodes

Date of Birth: 1985, June 30
Age: 34 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet 2 Inch
Birth Name Cody Garrett Runnels
Birth Place Marietta, Georgia, U.S
Famous Name Cody Rhodes
Father Dusty Rhodes
Mother Michelle Rubio
Nationality American
Currently Working For Ring of Honor
Currently Married Yes
Married to Brandi Reed
Boyfriend No

Cody Garrett Runnels or famously known as Cody Rhodes is an American professional wrestler who currently competes for America wrestling promotion, Ring of Honor as well as appeared in Japan wrestling promotion, New Japan Pro Wrestling.

 

Apart from competing for ROH and New Japan Pro Wrestling, he has also worked under famous wrestling promotion, World Wrestling Entertainment as well as it’s developmental territorial system, Ohio  Valley Wrestling, Total Nonstop Action, and several independent circuits.

He is the former ROH World Champion, a two-time Intercontinental Champion as well as multiple world tag team champions with separate partners that include his half-brother, Goldust while performing under WWE.

Cody Rhodes’ Net worth and Salary

It was revealed that Cody Rhodes since leaving WWE, he earns seven figures from several wrestling independent circuit, ROH as well as New Japan Pro Wrestling.m The sources and reports claim that he signed a two-year contract with WWE’s Smack brand that fetched him $632,500 a year as salary. In 2015, he is reported to have made $550,000.

His endorsement income is around $137,500 from appearing commercials of Gilletes that has also endorsed wrestlers like Chris Jericho and John Cena and made TV appearances in shows a such as Arrow, Warehouse 13 and several other shows.

Year Salary
2014 $494,500
2015 $550,000
2016 $632,500
2017 $632,500

In 2014, his annual earnings from WWE was $494,500 with the contract of 3 years.

He resides in a luxurious mansion in Florida costing around $ 2 million with his wife.

So looking at his professional wrestling career as well as endeavors outside the ring his net worth is estimated to above $ 2 million. The couple has bought a mansion in Florida bought for $2 million.

Cody Rhodes’ Married, Wife, and Personal Life

Hailing from a wrestling family, the second generation wrestling star is married to his wife, Brandi Reed in September 2013. They wedded each other in a private ceremony in Atlanta. The couple dated for 2 years before their marriage.

Brandi Reed is also a professional wrestler, TV celebrity and model. The pair began dating and was in a relationship when he worked for the WWE.

There several rumors that Brandi is pregnant in late 2016. The rumor started when Brandi posted a picture of her with her husband with Cody’s hands on her belly. The picture rolled on the Internet with the fake pregnancy rumor. Nevertheless, Reed clarified the rumor with another post on her Instagram stating the upcoming baby rumors to be false.

He is also a fan of the Comic book and video games series of The Legend of Zola and as cited he likes Marvel comic book characters such as Omega Red, Cyclops and the Inhuman and worn wrestling attire inspired by Archangel and Mister Sinister during his matches.

Cody Rhodes' Bio and Early Career

Cody Rhodes holds an American nationality. He was born to wrestling legend, Dusty Rhodes and his second wife, Michelle Rubio on June 30, 1985, in Marietta, Georgia, USA.

He comes from a  wrestling family as he is half-brother to Goldust and two other sisters, Teil Gergel and Kristin Ditto who were the Cheerleaders of National Football League team, Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader.

Cody Rhodes’ Career

After attending Lassiter High School and winning the Georgia state championship twice, he began his official wrestling with WWE developmental terriority system, Ohio Valley Wrestling in the summer of 2006.

He was highly successful in OVW as he became it’s Triple Crown Championship( OVW Heavyweight Championship, Television Championship and OVW Southern Tag Team Championships)

Rhodes later made his debut on television by using his own real name, Cody Rhodes, in a backstage segment with Dusty Rhodes and Randy Orton and made his WWE debut against Randy Orton in losing effort.

He later formed a team with Hardcore Holly and won the Raw tag team championship from Lance Cade and Trevor Murdoch on December 10, 2007 episode of Raw.

The title was his first in WWE and went on to win several tag team championships with wrestlers such as Drew Mcintyre, Ted DiBiase Jr. as well as his half-brother, Goldust.

He also the prestigious Intercontinental Champion on two separate occasions by defeating  Ezekiel Jackson and the Big show and made his wrestle mania debut in Wrestlemania XXVI in a triple threat match featuring  Randy Orton and Ted DiBiase.

After leaving the WWE in 2016, he joined several wrestling independent circuit and went on to win against wrestling legend, Kurt Angle in a steel cage match in the Northeast Wrestling.

He later signed with another American wrestling promotion, Total Nonstop Action in 2016 and is currently performing for ROH as well as New Japan Pro Wrestling.


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