On August 22, Cody lost the TNT Championship after eight successful defences to Brodie Lee. The Exalted One squashed the champion in just over three minutes and he proceeded to beat down The American Nightmare after the bell. Cody hasn't been seen on AEW: Dynamite since.
Why the former TNT Champion is absent from TV has seemingly been revealed as Rhodes announced he will be a judge on the Go-Big Show, a new competition series on TBS. He will be joined by Rosario Dawson, Jennifer Nettles and Snoop Dogg as judges and Bert Kreischer will host the new show.
The series itself won't feature any singing or dancing. Instead, fans will be treated to monster trucks, stunt archery, alligator trainers and much more. The participants will go head to head to impress Cody and the three other judges and the show's winner will capture the $100,000 prize.
The show is currently being filmed at the Macon Coliseum in Macon, Georgia. Staff and participants are isolating together during production and the show will be screened to a drive-in audience of spectators outside the venue.