Former WWE writer Freddie Prinze Jr. recently shared his thoughts on Cody Rhodes’ loss to Roman Reigns in the main event of WrestleMania 39. Prinze Jr. expressed disappointment in the outcome, stating that it was a bad ending for Rhodes’ Hollywood story that had been built up over time.
According to Prinze Jr., giving Rhodes the title at a later date just to appease fans would be a mistake. He believes that the story should dictate when a wrestler should win the championship, and forcing it would only frustrate fans.
“It was a good weekend for the WWE. It just was a really bad weekend for Cody Rhodes, and for everybody that invested their time and energy in watching his story, which was billed as a Hollywood story, to come to a finale in Hollywood and supposedly have a Hollywood ending. And it was the worst possible ending a movie could have.”
Rhodes’ loss to Reigns was undoubtedly a surprise to many fans, but it’s possible that the story will continue to unfold in unexpected ways. As Prinze Jr. suggests, forcing a title change to make up for a perceived disappointment is not the answer.
“I’ve heard people [say], ‘Well, maybe they’ll do it at [Madison Square Garden], where his dad won, in a couple of months, and it’s like, you’re going to force it, and force-feed the championship? That’s what fans hate, is when [it’s] like, ‘We’ll give him the title on this date, because of this.’ No. Give him the title when the story dictates the title should be given.”
Only time will tell how Rhodes’ story will continue to unfold and whether it will ultimately lead to championship gold.
What do you think of Freddie Prinze Jr.’s thoughts on Cody Rhodes’ loss to Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 39? Do you agree with his stance on letting the story dictate when a wrestler should win the championship, rather than forcing it to appease fans? Leave a comment.