Cody Rhodes’ In-Ring Return Confirmed For AEW Dynamite: Grand Slam
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Cody Rhodes is coming back to AEW to deal with Malakai Black.
This week’s episode of AEW Dynamite saw the announcement that Cody Rhodes will finally make his return to television in two weeks at AEW’s “Grand Slam” debut in New York’s Arthur Ashe Stadium. Not only will he return to settle the score with Malakai Black, but he’ll be making his first appearance in over a month.
Cody Rhodes has been absent from All Elite Wrestling television since the August 4th ‘Homecoming’ episode of Dynamite, where he lost in quick fashion to Malakai Black, who attacked him after the bell.
Since then, Malakai Black has been targeting other members of the Nightmare Family in Cody’s absence, and has now picked up victories over Brock Anderson and Lee Johnson, as well as Dustin Rhodes on this week’s show. Cassidy Haynes of Bodyslam.net first reported Cody Rhodes would return to TV this month and said there are “big plans” for him upon his return.
#AEWRampage this Friday on TNT, #AEWDynamite LIVE next Wednesday in NJ & @CodyRhodes returns to take on #MalakaiBlack at #AEWDynamite Grand Slam on Sept. 22 at Arthur Ashe Stadium – https://t.co/UN1cNj1kQq
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) September 9, 2021
Malakai Black recently spoke about his love of theatrics and how much of an influence he has on his character in All Elite Wrestling, explaining that his “input is almost 100 percent” when it comes to creating the character work fans see on screen. You can read his comments about collaborating with Tony Khan, as well as his hopes that he’ll be able to help the younger stars grow at this link.
Cody Rhodes, while absent from TV, did take part in a media call prior to the bout with Black and talked about how talented the former Bray Wyatt was, adding that he could fit in anywhere. Read his full response and listen to the media call at this link.
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