We reported last night here on eWn that AEW TNT Champion Cody Rhodes will not be competing on tonight’s AEW Battle of the Belts special because he isn’t “medically cleared to compete”. Instead, we’ll see Sammy Guevara vs. Dustin Rhodes for the interim TNT Championship.
Cody issued a statement on his Instagram Story earlier today and revealed that both he and wife Brandi Rhodes are currently “in isolation with family that have tested positive for COVID.” You can check out his statement below:
“I appreciate everybody reaching out. Brandi and I are in isolation with family that have unfortunately tested positive for COVID. It’s been a scary time dealing with such a strong virus and the complications that can come with it. We are doing all we can to nurse and protect the family during this time. I will remain in quarantine as long as needed. Every day is more encouraging. Thank you immensely for your support and respect of our privacy. Thank you to AEW for understanding and allowing me to be where I am needed today, and for still allowing the TNT Title to be represented. I look forward to being back soon. All the love in the world!”