All Elite Wrestling Executive Vice President Cody Rhodes recently underwent successful arthroscopic knee surgery in Atlanta.
While teasing a t-shirt toss into the crowd, Cody suffered the injury back on November 9th at a ROH Global Wars Live Event in Buffalo, NY. Cody underwent an MRI at that time and it was revealed that he had two tears in his meniscus. He would then lose to ROH World Champion Jay Lethal at Final Battle on December 14th, then he dropped The IWGP United States Heavyweight Title to Juice Robinson at New Japan’s Wrestle Kingdom 13 Event on January 4th. He has also made a few in-ring appearances at indie events since then.
Brandi Rhodes recently noted on Twitter that Cody would be better in time for AEW’s first event on Saturday, May 25th in Las Vegas – Double Or Nothing. There is no word yet on who Cody will wrestle at Double Or Nothing but he is expected to be in action. Dave Meltzer noted on F4Wonline.com that the surgery would likely keep Rhodes out of action for 2-3 months. He is not scheduled for any matches until Double Or Nothing.
Cody tweeted the following after the recent surgery:
Surgery completed. Went smooth. Back to work. (Cowabunga I guess) pic.twitter.com/xtUmaJKnWX
— Cody Rhodes (@CodyRhodes) February 12, 2019
They just took my love @CodyRhodes back for surgery. Hate being on the waiting end this time. But I know he’s going to feel so much better in time for #DoubleOrNothing ??
— Brandi Rhodes (@TheBrandiRhodes) February 12, 2019