Professional wrestler known for winning several World Tag Team and Intercontinental Championships with the WWE. In 2016 he signed a deal with Ring of Honor (ROH) and became the reigning ROH World Champion in June of that year.
As a teen, he wrestled at his Marietta, Georgia high school and also worked as a referee for his father's wrestling organization.
Following his high school graduation, he studied acting. He has competed under the ring names Stardust and Cody.
His father, Dusty, is also a wrestler under the ring name The American Dream. His half-brother, Duston Rhodes, also had a career as a WWE wrestler; his sister Kristin was a cheerleader for the Dallas Cowboys. He married female WWE wrestler Brandi Reed in 2013. In June 2021, they welcomed a daughter named Liberty Iris Runnels.
During his rise to stardom, he fought fellow WWE wrestler John Cena.