In a tweet that has since been deleted, Rhodes wrote, "I hope this doesn't disappoint anyone, as I was having to leave early to deliver the keynote at NATPE next week (which I am insanely excited for!) but I will not be on the cruise at all this year. My passport was stolen this evening and I cannot attend. Be safe and have fun."
Rhodes wrote in a follow up tweet when questioned by a fan, "I wasn’t scheduled to be on the cruise the entire time, I have to get back to the states to deliver an important keynote, which means an international flight. Not possible."
This Wednesday's AEW Dynamite aboard the cruise ship will see Jon Moxley take on Pac in a number one contender's match for Chris Jericho's World title, while Jericho teams with Santana and Ortiz to face The Jurassic Express.