Assuming everything falls into place in Mr. Magoo style fashion, former WWE Superstar Cody Rhodes is scheduled to make his official TNA debut at this Sunday’s Bound For Glory show, despite the fact that his TNA ring-name has yet to be decided and the status of the actual pay-per-view itself is still essentially up in the air.
One thing that has been made clear is that Rhodes won’t be using the name “Rhodes” in TNA and that the wheels are already in motion for him to appear at the show.
TNA has put most of their promotional resources over the past week or so into hyping up the promotional debut of both Cody and his wife, Brandi Rhodes, during the final week leading up to their biggest pay-per-view of the year. Depending on how things turn out tomorrow night with the rumored funding issues and sale rumors surrounding TNA ahead of Sunday’s Bound For Glory show and their follow-up television tapings, it could also end up being the biggest night in the history of the company, whether it’s for a positive or negative reason.
It’s worth noting that Rhodes, who has expressed interest in teaming up with his wife, Brandi Rhodes (aka “Eden”) and working a mixed-tag-team program with TNA power-couple Mike Bennett and Maria Kanellis, is only officially scheduled to work the aforementioned PPV and subsequent block of television tapings, all of which are scheduled to take place — assuming TNA can acquire the necessary funding in time (with the rumored deadline being tomorrow, the final business day before Sunday’s PPV) — within the next few week.
Rhodes will move on to work with Ring Of Honor after spending the upcoming week with TNA, as he is scheduled to work Ring Of Honor’s version of “Bound For Glory” in December, as he is booked for the year-end ROH Final Battle pay-per-view. Unlike his situation with TNA, Rhodes is scheduled to work for ROH through May of 2017.
In a bit of a fun fact, if TNA Bound For Glory does go down this Sunday as planned, and if Rhodes stays healthy through December and does work the ROH Final Battle show, he will close out 2016 as the first wrestler to ever work a match at WWE’s WrestleMania pay-per-view, TNA’s Bound For Glory payper-view and ROH’s Final Battle pay-per-view all within a single calendar year.
(Credit: Dave Meltzer and the Wrestling Observer Newsletter)