Wrestler Spotlight: Cody Rhodes

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Welcome to the Wrestler Spotlight. Today, we’re taking a look at Cody Rhodes, who returns to Scotland next week for Discovery Wrestling.

Alias –Β Cody Rhodes, Cody Runnels, Cody, Cody R, Stardust

NicknamesΒ – “The American Nightmare”, “Dashing”, “Undashing”, “The Essence of Mustachioed Magnificence”, “The Grandson of a Plumber”, “The Star That Left Them in the Dust”, “The Inter-Dimensional Oddity”, “The Prince of Dark Matter”

Debut – 2006

Companies Wrestled For –

  • AAW: Professional Wrestling Redefined
  • All Elite Wrestling
  • All Pro Wrestling
  • Alpha-1 Wrestling
  • Asistencia Asesoria y Administracion
  • Bar Wrestling
  • Big Time Wrestling
  • Blitzkrieg Pro
  • Bullet Proof Wrestling
  • Capital City Championship Combat
  • Chaotic Wrestling
  • Costa Rica Wrestling Embassy
  • The Crash
  • Defiant Wrestling
  • DEFY Wrestling
  • Discovery Wrestling
  • DREAMWAVE Wrestling
  • EVOLVE Wrestling
  • Exposure Wrestling Entertainment
  • Florida Championship Wrestling
  • Freakshow Wrestling
  • Global Force Wrestling
  • Glory Pro
  • Heavy On Wrestling
  • High Impact Wrestling Wildside
  • House of Glory
  • House of Hardcore
  • Impact Wrestling
  • International Pro Wrestling: United Kingdom
  • Mr Chainsaw Productions Wrestling
  • National Wrestling Alliance
  • New Japan Pro Wrestling
  • Next Generation Wrestling
  • North Shore Pro Wrestling
  • Northeast Wrestling
  • Ohio Valley Wrestling
  • Over The Top Wrestling
  • Prairie Wrestling Alliance
  • Premiere Wrestling Xperience
  • Preston City Wrestling
  • Pro Wrestling Guerrilla
  • Pro Wrestling Magic
  • Qatar Pro Wrestling
  • Revolution Pro Wrestling
  • Ring of Honor
  • Scottish Wrestling Alliance
  • Scottish Wrestling Entertainment
  • SMASH Wrestling
  • Southside Wrestling Entertainment
  • Ultimate Pro Wrestling
  • VIP Wrestling
  • westside Xtreme wrestling
  • World Wrestling Entertainment
  • WrestleCade Entertainment
  • WrestleCentre
  • WrestleCircus
  • WrestlePro
  • Xcite Wrestling
  • Xtreme Wrestling Alliance

Titles & Accomplishments –Β 

  • 1x and first ever All Elite Wrestling TNT Champion
  • 1x Alpha-1 Wrestling Tag Team Champion w/Ethan Page
  • 1x and only Bullet Proof Wrestling Champion
  • 1x Defiant Wrestling Internet Champion
  • 1x Global Force Wrestling NEX*GEN Champion
  • 1x National Wrestling Alliance Worlds Heavyweight Champion
  • 1x New Japan Pro Wrestling United States Heavyweight Champion
  • 1x Northeast Wrestling Heavyweight Champion
  • 1x Ohio Valley Wrestling Heavyweight Champion
  • 1x Ohio Valley Wrestling Television Champion
  • 2x Ohio Valley Wrestling Southern Tag Team Champion w/Shawn Spears
  • 1x Ring of Honor World Champion
  • 2x Ring of Honor World Six Man Tag Team Champion w/BULLET CLUB (Kenny Omega, Marty Scurll, Hangman Page & The Young Bucks (Matt Jackson & Nick Jackson)) (1 time, defended under BULLET CLUB rules) and w/The Young Bucks (Matt Jackson & Nick Jackson) (1 time)
  • 2x World Wrestling Entertainment Intercontinental Champion
  • 3x World Wrestling Entertainment Tag Team Champion w/Drew McIntyre (1 time) and w/Goldust (2 times)
  • 2x World Wrestling Entertainment World Tag Team Champion w/Hardcore Holly (1 time) and w/Ted DiBiase (1 time)
  • 2008 Pro Wrestling Illustrated Most Improved Wrestler of the Year
  • 2010 World Wrestling Entertainment Slammy Award Winner for Outstanding Achievement of Baby Oil Application
  • 2013 World Wrestling Entertainment Tag Team of the Year w/Goldust
  • 2015 Rolling Stones Best Special Effects Award Winner
  • 2015 Wrestling Observer Newsletter Worst Gimmick Award Winner (as Stardust)
  • 2017 Ring of Honor Wrestler of the Year
  • 2018 Ring of Honor Fued of the Year (vs Kenny Omega)
  • 2018 Sports Illustrated Wrestler of the Year
  • 2019 CBS Sports Smack Talker of the Year
  • 2019 CBS Sports Promo of the Year (Full Gear promo on AEW Dynamite)

Signature Moves –

  • Cross Rhodes/Queen’s Crossbow (Rolling Cutter)
  • American Nightmare (Inverted Figure Four Leglock)
  • Silver Spoon DDT (Flowing DDT)
  • Dark Matter (Modified Reverse STO)
  • Beautiful Disaster/Disaster Kick (Springboard Roundhouse Kick)
  • Din’s Fire (Vertebreaker)
  • Cody Cutter (Double Springboard Cutter)
  • Diamond Dust

Alliances –

  • Priceless w/Ted DiBiase
  • Team Rhodes Scholars w/Damien Sandow
  • The Dashing Ones w/Drew McIntyre
  • 2-Stars w/Ethan Page
  • Legacy w/Randy Orton & Ted DiBiase
  • The Cosmic Wasteland w/The Ascension (Konnor & Viktor)
  • The Luxury Trio w/Kenny Omega & Marty Scurll
  • The Villain Club w/Marty Scurll & Hangman Page
  • Team All In w/The Young Bucks (Matt Jackson & Nick Jackson)
  • BULLET CLUB Elite w/Hangman Page, Chase Owens, Marty Scurll, Kenny Omega, Yujiro Takahashi & The Young Bucks (Matt Jackson & Nick Jackson), BULLET CLUB w/HIKULEO, Gedo, Jado, Bad Luck Fale, Yujiro Takahashi, Kenny Omega, Cody Hall, Adam Cole, Hangman Page, BONE SOLDIER, Frankie Kazarian, Marty Scurll, Gino Gambino, Jay White, Robbie Eagles, Stephen Amell, Brandi Rhodes, Taiji Ishimori, The Young Bucks (Matt Jackson & Nick Jackson) & The Guerrillas of Destiny (Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa)
  • w/Goldust
  • w/Arn Anderson
  • w/Hardcore Holly
  • w/Shawn Spears
  • w/Husky Harris
  • w/Cherry

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