WWE lost a huge main event star when Cody Rhodes underwent surgery for his torn pectoral tendon. With Roman Reigns working a much lighter schedule, the top of the card needs somebody to carry the shows as Cody recovers and Roman works fewer dates. With Money in the Bank coming up, WWE has a perfect opportunity to make a change.

Cody Rhodes has made his intentions clear that he wants to win the world championship. After their series of matches and Seth’s sneak attack with sledgehammer against Cody, the setup is perfect for some long-term storytelling. Seth Rollins winning the title and holding it until Rhodes returns may be the way to go.

On the latest Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer discussed the possibility. WWE’s main championship is getting weaker by the day as Roman Reigns makes fewer appearances. Putting the title on Rollins would be a natural way to transition to Cody Rhodes making a championship run upon his return.

“The thing is, given the lack of depth and everything like that, the idea of Seth as champion going into next year and Cody coming back to challenge Seth, that is a story, but I don’t know what’s going to happen. The thing with the championship now, with Roman, is that he’s around some, but he’s not around a lot and this making one champion now, and then Roman, you know, making his deal where he’s never around is kind of weak when it comes to the championship, you know?”


There is no doubt that when Cody Rhodes comes back, he will be gunning for the title. That could be as long as nine months. Putting the championship on Rollins would be a way to keep the title on television until then. Nothing is set in stone, but it’s an intriguing idea.

Time will tell if WWE decides to move the championship to another wrestler. Roman Reigns has a very light schedule, leaving both Raw and SmackDown without a world champion. The Cody Rhodes comeback story is already there if the company decides to go in that direction.

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Transcription by Ringside News

Tags: Roman Reigns
Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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