“I Would Love to Run for Senate” – Cody Rhodes Reveals his Plans after Retirement

Published 11/07/2020, 9:15 AM EST


Cody Rhodes aspires to run for the Senate of Georgia, his home state.

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In an interview, the AEW star declared that he wants to continue his in-ring career for the next five years before focusing on his potential political career. He made a comparison with wife, Brandi Rhodes, reflecting on how staying consistent pays off.

“I’m 35, and I said I only wanted to wrestle for five more years. I have political aspirations, I would love to run for the Senate in the great state of Georgia. I want to help with the sphere of influence I have created, I always say if you do the work, it will pay off. That is why I love Brandi. She is so incredibly hardworking, and we have to remind each other to be present often, but when we are it’s very special.”

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This is not the first time that a pro-wrestler has shown interest in politics. Previously, Jesse Ventura, Glenn “Kane” Jacobs, and Matt Morgan showed the same interest.

Ventura served as the Governor of Minnesota from 1999 to 2003. Glenn “Kane” Jacobs is the current Mayor of Knox County, Tennessee. Matt Morgan is the current Mayor of Longwood, Florida.

Cody Rhodes aspires to enter another industry

Cody Rhodes wants to try his hand at acting too. He has played the role of Derek Sampson on Arrow and a brief role in Warehouse 13. He wants to audition and execute major roles.

“I have a ton of desire to do more acting so long as it doesn’t conflict with my job here,” he said when he visited TBS’ upcoming ‘Go-Big Show’ as a celebrity judge.

Venturing into acting is not new in pro-wrestling. Other famed pro-wrestlers such as John Cena, Roman Reigns, and The Rock have successfully executed various Hollywood roles.

In fact, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is one of the highest paid actors across the globe today.

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The AEW star prepares for AEW Full Gear

Cody Rhodes has high hopes for AEW Full Gear. He believes this event will help in glorifying the company’s name further.

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“I think this could end up being the PPV that defines us. The Bucks vs. FTR is a match that has been building for many years. Page and Omega are two of the best bell-to-bell wrestlers ever. You have Jon Moxley with Eddie Kingston. You have John Silver vs. Orange Cassidy for that meta-loving fan. I think everyone has the intention of stealing the show.”

Rhodes will to defend his TNT Championship against Darby Allin at AEW Full Gear.

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Shuvangi Sen Chaudhury

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Shuvangi is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. She has over 1000 published WWE articles and also has experience in content operations with Forbes. Having completed her undergraduation from Royal Holloway, University of London, Shuvangi is closely aligned to the fitness industry, having amateur skills levels in tennis and basketball while rowing at a regatta level.

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