WrestleMania 39 is only a few days away and the WWE Universe all around the globe is very much thrilled to experience the Show of Shows going down in Hollywood this year. The two-night spectacle will be headlined by Roman Reigns defending his Undisputed WWE Universal title against Cody Rhodes and it looks like AEW veteran Jeff Jarrett had something to say about it.
Cody Rhodes made his long-awaited return to WWE at the 2023 Royal Rumble event and won the name-sake 30-man over the rope battle royal. Rhodes’ victory guaranteed him a shot at the world title held by the Tribal Chief, Roman Reigns.
Roman Reigns has been on the top of the food chain for over two years now. The Tribal Chief destroyed every opponent in his path and looks to do the same with the American Nightmare at WrestleMania 39.
During the My World with Jeff Jarrett podcast, Jeff Jarrett had his own theory for the match. He firmly stated that Cody Rhodes should walk out the winner, and even claimed that Roman Reigns winning the bout would hurt him more than Cody losing the mega showdown.
“There is no doubt in my mind, and look, you can get all kinds of metrics and however you want to slice it, but a big show and a big stage, and look, you can say fundamentals and basics and building blocks, you can put all of it, all your eggs in one basket, but I don’t remember a time, and I’m sure maybe a Cena in the early days, but I don’t remember a time off the top of my head that the industry had the opportunity, because Cody, and they positioned it, yes it’s lineage and winning a title that his father never won, that’s emotional, kind of Cody going away, maybe not having the most successful run, depends on what metric you wanna use, went away, started from the ground up, all the independent scenes. Obviously, the story at AEW goes without saying.
That is a part of this story, and him going back, the opportunity and now on the opposite side of the fence, it’s a guy that hasn’t been beat in three years. You don’t really get those opportunities to come around. There’s only one finish. I’ll say this. If Roman didn’t do the honors, I truly believe it would hurt Roman worse than it would hurt Cody. I do.”
Double J went on to say that he thought it was an obvious choice. He said he didn’t believe this strategy was sustainable, while pointing to Reigns’ part-time schedule. Jeff Jarrett offered TV shows and movies as examples, pointing out that when the main star is absent from the majority of the shows, the quality of the product falls.
“To me, it’s a no-brainer, and it goes without saying, a guy with, in my mindset, it’s no secret. Roman doesn’t really work. Not just house shows. I think it’s really select shows. He’s done Raw and SmackDown here [ahead of WrestleMania]. For a long time, he was one day a week. I don’t believe that’s sustainable in so many ways in this industry. I just don’t. You can use the analogy of a TV show, a movie, or a musical act. You’re a touring company. You better have your lead singer on almost all your shows. That’s just the reality. When you don’t, the product is lesser than. My understanding, Cody’s saying line me up, let’s go to work ala Cena, ala anybody in that top role. It’s a no-brainer.”
Cody Rhodes is going in for the biggest match of his entire career at WrestleMania 39. We will have to wait and see if Rhodes is another victim on Roman Reigns’ list or if he manages to finish the story his way and walk out of Hollywood as the new champion.
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