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Cody Rhodes Net Worth in 2022 After Returns to WWE at WrestleMania 38: How Much Is Gold Dust The Wrestler Worth?

Cody Rhodes has a net worth of $4 million as of 2022. He is said to be paid around $3 million each year.

Cody Garrett Runnels Rhodes (born June 30, 1985) is a professional wrestler from the United States who is currently signed to WWE. He’s also recognized for his tenure with All Elite Wrestling (AEW), where he was the first and only three-time AEW TNT Champion, as well as an executive vice president.

From 2006 through 2016, he was known for his work with WWE, where he used his real name as well as the gimmick and ring name Stardust (an overly profound, dramatic, and sparkly spin-off persona of his brother’s Goldust character). Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA), Ring of Honor (ROH), and New Japan Pro-Wrestling are just a few of the noteworthy promotions for which Rhodes has wrestled (NJPW). Outside of wrestling, he is a judge on the competition series Go-Big Show and co-stars in the reality show Rhodes to the Top with his wife Brandi Rhodes.

Rhodes is the half-brother of fellow wrestler Dustin Rhodes and the son of wrestler Dusty Rhodes. After a successful amateur wrestling career in which he was a two-time Georgia state champion, he followed in the footsteps of his father and older brother and joined WWE in 2006. He was first assigned to the company’s developmental territory Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW). He was promoted to WWE’s main roster in 2007 after being a Triple Crown Champion in OVW, where he lasted for nine years, first under his original name and then as Stardust. Rhodes was a two-time Intercontinental Champion and a prolific tag team wrestler with four different tag team partners, capturing six tag team championships (three World Tag Team Championships and three WWE Tag Team Championships) during his stint with WWE. Rhodes left WWE in May 2016 after asking for his release.

Due to WWE’s ownership of the “Cody Rhodes” name, Rhodes began wrestling on the independent circuit, making many appearances in TNA. He wrestled under the shorter name Cody until 2020 when WWE abandoned their trademark.

He competed at WWE’s WrestleMania, ROH’s Final Battle, and NJPW’s Wrestle Kingdom events between early 2016 and early 2017, as well as appearing for Impact Wrestling (previously TNA) at Bound for Glory. Rhodes debuted in ROH in September 2017, when he won the ROH World Championship for the first time. Later in his career, he would win the IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship and the ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Championship (with The Young Bucks).

He and Dusty became the first father and son to win the NWA World Heavyweight Championship in September 2018, because of ROH’s partnership with the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA). Between WWE, AEW, NWA, ROH, and NJPW, Rhodes has held 15 championships (including two world titles, and the NWA World, IWGP United States, and ROH Six-Man Championships at the same time in late summer 2018). Rhodes was introduced as an executive vice president of the newly founded AEW in January 2019, where he would also wrestle. During his stint at AEW, he became the first-ever holder of the AEW TNT Championship in May 2020, and he would go on to win the title three times in total.

Rhodes resigned as an EVP after failing to reach an agreement on a new contract, and he and his wife left AEW in February 2022. In April of that year, he returned to WWE for WrestleMania 38.

Cody Rhodes’s Net Worth

Stardust has a net worth of $2 million as a professional wrestler and actor in the United States. In June of 1985, Stardust was born in Marietta, Georgia. He is the son of WWE Hall of Famer Dusty Rhodes and the half-brother of WWE wrestler Goldust and has also wrestled under the name Cody Rhodes.

Early Life

Cody Garrett Runnels was born on June 30, 1985, to Virgil Runnels, better known as Dusty Rhodes, and his second wife Michelle, a very successful professional wrestler. He has two half-sisters from his father’s first marriage, in addition to Dustin. He legally changed his name to Cody Garrett Runnels Rhodes when he was a teenager. Rhodes wrestled in high school for Lassiter High School and had a good wrestling career.  As a sophomore, he finished sixth in the 171 lb (78 kg) division. He won the Georgia state championship at 189 lb (86 kg) as a junior in 2003 and repeated as champion the following year. He had intended to wrestle for Penn State University but instead chose to pursue a career as a professional wrestler. Rhodes also worked as a referee for his father’s Turnbuckle Championship Wrestling business throughout his high school years. Rhodes went to an acting school after graduating from high school.

In April 2014, Rhodes was photographed with his wife Brandi.

Through his maternal grandpa, Rhodes is of Cuban ancestry.

Dustin Runnels, better known by his ring names Goldust and Dustin Rhodes, is his half-brother. His father is WWE Hall of Famer “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes, and his half-brother is Dustin Runnels, better known by his ring identities Goldust and Dustin Rhodes. Cody and Dustin inducted their father into the WWE Hall of Fame on March 31, 2007. Teil Gergel and Kristin Ditto, a former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader, are his other sisters. He is the godson of Magnum T.A. and the nephew of veteran professional wrestlers Jerry Sags and Fred Ottman.

Rhodes married Brandi Reed, a fellow professional wrestler, in September 2013. The pair is parents to a single child.

Rhodes is a lover of The Legend of Zelda video game series, wearing its style in his wrestling outfit, and claiming to play A Link to the Past every year.

Rhodes is a comic book lover who has donned wrestling costumes inspired by the X-Archangel Men and Mister Sinister. Omega Red, Cyclops, and the Inhumans are among his favorite fictional characters, and he owns a game cabinet from the 1992 X-Men arcade game.

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Return to the world of WWE (2022-present)

Seth Rollins would be anxious for a spot on WrestleMania 38 in the weeks leading up to the event, despite having no opponent lined up. Rollins was then promised a bout at WrestleMania against someone chosen by Vince and that he wouldn’t know who until the night before. Rhodes was named as Rollins’ opponent at the event on April 2, 2022, making his return to WWE after a six-year absence, and he defeated Rollins in their match.

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Outside of WWE, Rhodes resurrected his career, becoming a star for Ring of Honor and New Japan Pro-Wrestling. Cody was one of the faces of AEW when it debuted in 2019, and he was one of the faces of the promotion. Since WCW went out of business in 2001, AEW, which is controlled by Tony Khan, has been WWE’s most prominent competitor.

Achievements of Cody Rhodes

Cody Rhodes has held a number of positions in the industry throughout the years. He has two reigns as the Intercontinental Champion in WWE, during which he rose to prominence as a heel.

Rhodes was also a master of tag-team battles, winning the title a total of six times!

After leaving WWE, Rhodes found a bigger and more prominent role in AEW, where he has thrived. Cody soon ascended through the ranks because of his fresh look and charm.

In 2020, he held the AEW TNT Championship twice, losing to Brodie Lee and Darby Allin both times. On December 25, however, in the Holiday Bash episode of Rampage, Rhodes defeated Sammy Guevara to capture the TNT Championship for the third time in a row. Rhodes left AEW on February 15, 2022.

Cody Rhodes’ charities and foundations

Cody has a generous heart and has contributed his fair amount to society.

During the epidemic, he released a new line of “American Nightmare” T-shirts for sale as merchandise, announcing that all proceeds will go toward helping COVID-19 patients.

Cody auctioned off his boots in 2017 after a match and gave the proceeds to Austin Creatures Alive, an organization that cares for stray dogs and other pets. He also gave the money he received from online Twitch tips. Following that match, all of the dogs offered for adoption on the show found homes.

Rhodes made a deal with a fan who asked how much it would cost to get smashed through thumbtacks the same year. Cody agreed on the condition that the money be donated to charity, and he promised to match the funds raised. WrestlePro and St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital Rhodes each received $1,404.

Personal life

Through his maternal grandpa, Rhodes is of Cuban ancestry.

Dustin Runnels, better known by his ring names Goldust and Dustin Rhodes, is his half-brother. His father is WWE Hall of Famer “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes, and his half-brother is Dustin Runnels, better known by his ring identities Goldust and Dustin Rhodes. Cody and Dustin inducted their father into the WWE Hall of Fame on March 31, 2007. Teil Gergel and Kristin Ditto, a former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader, are his other sisters. He is the godson of Magnum T.A. and the nephew of veteran professional wrestlers Jerry Sags and Fred Ottman.

Rhodes married Brandi Reed, a fellow professional wrestler, in September 2013.

The pair is parents to a single child.

Rhodes is a lover of The Legend of Zelda video game series, wearing its style in his wrestling outfit, and claiming to play A Link to the Past every year.

Rhodes is a comic book lover who has donned wrestling costumes inspired by the X-Archangel Men and Mister Sinister. Omega Red, Cyclops, and the Inhumans are among his favorite fictional characters, and he owns a game cabinet from the 1992 X-Men arcade game.

 

Lisa Fuson
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