As noted, Cody Rhodes revealed on his personal Twitter account that he has requested his release from WWE. Below are his tweets:
(1/2) The past ten years have been quite the trek, but as of earlier today I have asked for my release from @WWE— Hyrule Husky (@PrinceCGR) May 21, 2016
(2/2) I'll speak further on the matter shortly. Thank you to all the pro-wrestling/sports entertainment fans worldwide. Thank you— Hyrule Husky (@PrinceCGR) May 21, 2016
This may be unrelated but PWInsider reports that Cody and brother Goldust left Tuesday's WWE SmackDown tapings before they began filming.
Cody's wife Brandi, known to WWE fans as Eden, has been teasing big news and career happenings on her Twitter for several weeks now. She re-tweeted supportive comments from Stephen Amell earlier today but also wrote the following, an apparent reference to her husband's announcement:
Could not be any prouder or more supportive. ??— Brandi Rhodes (@RealEdenWWE) May 21, 2016