Roman Reigns’ massive change in character and overall mannerisms throughout the years is certainly one of the best changes in recent memory. His transformation from boring and drab babyface to one of the most compelling heels in WWE is certainly a huge feat. It seems Jim Cornette wants Cody Rhodes to follow suit.

Roman Reigns was simply unbearable for many when he was a babyface and fans and pro wrestlers alike agreed with this notion. This is in spite of the fact that Reigns competed in high profile matches against the best of the best.

For the past few months Cody Rhodes has been on the receiving end of a lot of boos from fans. Due to this, many have expressed their desire to have Cody Rhodes turn heel.

While speaking on his Drive-Thru podcast, Jim Cornette said that Cody Rhodes should turn heel in the same way Roman Reigns turned in WWE.


So I have no idea why he is resistant to switching heel. Dusty was a heel! In his early career and actually that’s exactly how he got over it. The famous angle which switched him babyface and he never switched back because he never should have. I am not sure why he wouldn’t want to switch heel like WWE did with Roman Reigns. If they wanna boo you – just let them. Then in some point, conditions may change and “here’s the perfect way to switch me back”. Then they will like it.

Cody Rhodes previously made it clear that he will retire before turning heel in AEW. He also compared himself to Woody from Toy Story in very bizarre way. Now it remains to be seen if Cody Rhodes truly will remain a face for his entire career or finally become a heel or not.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet, a professional wrestling fan for over 20+ years, found his passion during the Monday Night Wars. With expertise honed over decades and a broad spectrum of interests including TV, movies, anime, novels, and music, he offers insightful analysis and coverage. Respected in the industry, Subhojeet keeps fans informed and engaged with his knowledge and perspective.

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