WWE issued the following statement on Sunday afternoon.
“WWE has come to terms on the release of Cody Rhodes as of today, May 22, 2016. WWE wishes Rhodes the best in all his future endeavors.”
This comes one day after Cody Rhodes issued a series of tweets announcing that he requested his release from the company on Saturday. Rhodes, who had been playing the Stardust character on WWE television in recent years, issued a new tweet just a few hours ago saying he plans to provide more answers about parting ways with WWE.
All the reports I’ve seen are 100% false & just speculation.
Hope to provide answers by this evening.
— Hyrule Husky (@PrinceCGR) May 22, 2016