Cody Rhodes’ One Selfless Gesture Changed 33-Year-Old Wrestler’s Life Forever

Published 02/16/2022, 8:00 AM EST

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Recently, the AEW Star Cody Rhodes announced his departure from the All Elite Wrestling promotion. This news came as a shock to many fans, as Rhodes was one of the most popular wrestlers in AEW. During his time in the company, Rhodes was also assigned as executive vice president of the newly formed All Elite Wrestling. 

Furthermore, he was the inaugural AEW TNT Champion, and by December 2021, Cody was crowned as the first-ever 3-time TNT Champion in AEW. The ‘Dashing’ Cody has left his inspiring footprints in many wrestling promotions, such as WWE, NWA, ROH, and NJPW.


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Looking at the impressive records of Cody Rhodes, many young wrestlers who want to be professional wrestlers look up to Cody as an inspiration. One such name is Joe Hendry, a professional wrestler from ROH. The former AEW Star believed in the Hendry and held his back before he fell.

Joe Hendry thanks ‘Dashing’ Cody Rhodes!

After Cody Rhodes announced his retirement from AEW, many professional wrestlers from the company and even outsiders came to support him. A Scottish professional wrestler, Joe Hendry took to Twitter to share a heartwarming message and thanked Cody Rhodes.

Joe Hendry is currently signed with the Ring of Honor (ROH) wrestling company and has previously had appearances in Impact Wrestling and independent circuits.


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The professional wrestler shared a personal story of him with Cody Rhodes. Hendry is not a big name in the wrestling industry; he mentioned in his post that in 2018/19; he was struggling to have his position in wrestling.

During that time, Rhodes took him under his wings and told him that ROH might be interested. Rhodes shared the necessary contacts that the 33-year-old needed.

The former AEW Star also gave good recommendations regarding Joe Hendry. The Scottish pro-wrestler has been grateful for such a gesture by the ‘Dashing’ Rhodes. After reasonable requests from Rhodes, Joe Hendry has a stable career in ROH wrestling.


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Will Cody Rhodes join WWE again?

It is still rumored that Cody Rhodes will join WWE after his exit from the competitive company, AEW. The return of Cody Rhodes to WWE would surely pop back some memories and it would be very exciting for the WWE Universe.


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While nothing is confirmed yet, seeing Rhodes back in WWE would be great. Let us hope that Cody Rhodes gets back in the ring as early as possible.


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Akash Dhakite


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Akash Dhakite is a WWE writer at EssentiallySports. Since he was three years old, Akash has been a fan of WWE, which gives him an ascendancy of knowledge about this sport. He grew up watching John Cena and to ‘Never Give Up’ is something that he has learned from him.
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