Cody Rhodes’ First Opponent After WWE Has Been Announced, And It’s A ‘First-Time Ever’ Match

Cody Rhodes shocked the wrestling world earlier this month when he asked for his release from WWE, explaining that he’d been creatively ignored and no longer wanted to “act his role” in the play of pro wrestling.

Cody’s not free to wrestle elsewhere until August 19, but he’s already prepared a checklist of what he wants to accomplish as soon as he’s cleared:

Rhodes’ first opponent after 8/19 was announced early on Tuesday, and it looks like he’ll be able to check a name off that list. On August 27, in what’s being advertised as a “first time ever” match, Independent Circuit Cody Rhodes (not his nickname) will take on former WWE Champion Kurt Angle for Northeast Wrestling in Wappingers Falls, New York. Here’s the promo:

That show also features Jeff Hardy vs. Jushin Thunder Liger, so big love to the Fire Pro Wrestling match generator that had enough money to put this card together. If you’re in the area, be sure to go check it out, and support Cody Rhodes as he works hard enough for long enough on the independent circuit to be treated like a star by WWE. Also, to support Jeff Hardy getting palm struck so hard it knocks him over a waterfall.