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Cody Rhodes Has Asked For His WWE Release

Just when you thought spring cleaning season was pretty much on cruise control, beloved WWE Superstar Cody Rhodes (also currently known as Stardust) has announced on Twitter that he had just asked for his release from the company.

Yesterday, he tweeted the following, possibly as a prelude to his shocking announcement:

And 10 hours ago, he dropped the bomb:

That's when the levees broke. A few hours after the announcement, Cody's SummerSlam opponent and Arrow star Stephen Amell tweeted his support and gratitude to Cody for making one of his dreams come true.

Cody's yet to explain the full details of his decision, but if we were to guess, it would have something to do with the WWE mishandling his Stardust character (alongside a lot of his previous work). We agree that the character isn't for everyone in this day and age—with a lot of people clamoring for him to drop it after his father Dusty Rhodes's death—but it truly could've been something big given the way Cody poured a lot more effort into trying to make it work and raising the bar for character acting in a place full of lackluster gimmicks.

With the right writing, Stardust could've been a true comic book villain (or hero), but Creative clearly never thought much of it. They couldn't even give him and his brother Goldust a proper feud, and it looks like we're not gonna get that huge WrestleMania match in the foreseeable future.

Godspeed, Cody, and we're with you to your future endeavors. Let's take a look back at a few highlights of his WWE career.

What do you think of this news? Did Cody make the right decision in leaving, or are you happy to see the back of Stardust? Let's talk about it in the comments!

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