The Undertaker had an incredible WrestleMania undefeated streak until Brock Lesnar toppled him at WrestleMania 30. Nowadays, the only Mania streak going is Bianca Belair with her 3-peat, but Paul Heyman sees Roman Reigns’ run in the same way.

Paul Heyman recently sat down with Ariel Helwani for an interview, and the Bloodline’s Wise Man has a lot to say. During the interview, Paul Heyman was asked where he would rank Roman Reigns’ title defense against Cody Rhodes at WrestleMania 39. This was after the event, so the match was fresh on Heyman’s mind.

“I don’t know. I haven’t had a chance to digest it yet. I like the fact that everyone walks in now thinking this is the last title defense. I experienced this before with something I had a hand in ending, which was The Undertaker’s undefeated streak at WrestleMania.

Every year you sat there and you said, ‘Oh, this is it.’ During the match, the audience is actually anticipating and salivating for this to be the moment that they get to witness the historical three count on The Undertaker to which the streak would finally end.


Then of course when The Undertaker would defend the streak, they said, ‘Oh yeah, I don’t want to see this end. I can’t wait for the next chapter’, and then it finally ended and the audience was shocked because they thought they would see it.

They thought they would see it. They thought they would, and no they didn’t get to see it. This was year after, year after year, and then they finally got to see it.”

“I think that’s the same thing with Roman Reigns’ title defenses now. You hope this is the one. You think this is the one. You’re sure this is the one. You watch the match happening, and you go, ‘You know this is the one’, and then it turns out not to be the one. ‘Oh, man. I can’t wait to see the next chapter.’”

“The response tonight to Cody Rhodes, which was louder than the response last week to Cody Rhodes, which was a response more passionate tonight for Cody Rhodes, which was a response of an audience that believes in Cody Rhodes this week more than they did last week when they hung their hopes and their dreams on him. He didn’t disappoint them. We disappointed them. We took that away from Cody Rhodes. Roman Reigns took that away from Cody Rhodes and the audience, and they blame Roman Reigns for it. They appreciate how close Cody came, and they know now, they know, the next time Cody Rhodes steps in the ring with Roman Reigns, this will be the one.”

“That’s the business. That’s the business at its very best. That’s promotion at its very best. That’s storytelling at its very best. That’s what you want. You want the challenger to come out a bigger star than he would have been if he had won the championship because then where do you go from there? What’s the story to tell? Now you know the story. It’s Cody’s redemption. He’s coming back from what was just taken from him from the defeat that he suffered that he didn’t deserve to have inflicted upon him.”

Roman Reigns is a shoo-in WWE Hall of Famer already, and his current angle with the Bloodline is something special. Nobody racks up that kind of momentum without having the ability to do something special with the time they are given on WWE television.

We’ll have to see where things go from here, but Roman Reigns is still going strong, and he admitted that they are only in the 3rd inning of his tremendous story.

What’s your take on Roman Reigns beating Cody Rhodes at WrestleMania? Did you think it was actually’s Cody time to win? Sound off in the comments section!

Felix Upton

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