Cody Rhodes walked into WrestleMania 39 as the betting favorite against Roman Reigns. Then the Tribal Chief blew those odds when he beat the American Nightmare. While the story isn’t over for Rhodes, it just wasn’t his time yet.

A lot of fans wondered what happened with Cody Rhodes at WrestleMania. The truth is that Roman Reigns was always booked to win the match. Rhodes’ loss had nothing to do with Endeavor merging WWE and UFC together.

During his Oh, You Didn’t Know podcast, Road Dogg spoke about this situation. He also admitted that it just wasn’t Cody Rhodes’ time yet, because beating Roman Reigns wouldn’t have been best for business.

“The argument is a legitimate one to go back now that history has told that story and go, ‘Okay. Should he have got it then? Should he won it then?’ Like, man, I don’t think that’s smart business. I think that’s great booking if you’re a fan, but I don’t think it’s smart business. If you tell the story and go, ‘The end,’ close the book. Then, ‘Okay, now we got to start over,’ I just feel like this was just a chapter closing. He came in, and this has been said by some people that speak about wrestling that kinda know what they’re talking about, he came in, and he had no adversity.


He went right through the Rumble, right through everybody, and right to the champion. So the argument could be made, ‘Man if you just give it to him now, did he earn it?’ Yes, he has over the extension of his career, for sure, if you can tell that whole story, and they have tried to tell that whole story as much as they could if you see in the promos, they talk a lot about what all he’s done because that’s a really cool part of his story is what he has accomplished in this industry. By himself, you know what I mean? Like, I mean, yes, he’s had some help. Yes, his father was a wrestler, his brother, all that. Man, he came in and changed the game a little bit, and kudos to him for that.”

Cody Rhodes could always win the Undisputed WWE Universal Title down the line. It seems to be his destiny to finish his story. Only time will tell exactly how long that takes.

What’s your take on Cody Rhodes chasing Roman Reigns’ title? Will he ever beat the Tribal Chief to make that happen? Sound off in the comments!

Felix Upton

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