Cody Rhodes was immediately presented as a major star after returning to WWE at WrestleMania 38 and in just a span of one year, he went on to main event WrestleMania 39 this year. However, he did not get the ending that fans wanted and now it appears WWE management told Rhodes not to go online after the loss.

The American Nightmare challenged Roman Reigns for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship in the main event of WrestleMania 39 Sunday. Fans all over the world believed Rhodes to be the one to finally dethrone Reigns.

However, that was not the case as Roman Reigns won the match after numerous interferences from The Bloodline. Cody Rhodes’ loss infuriated many fans and pro wrestlers alike.

While speaking to Jimmy Traina on the SI Media podcast, Cody Rhodes was asked if he understood just how upset fans were after his crushing defeat at WrestleMania 39. Rhodes revealed that WWE management told him not to go online after the loss.


“I was surprised at how pissed people were. A lot of managerial people in the company reached out to me, checking on me, and also reached out to me to let me know, ‘don’t go online. Don’t go online.’ I didn’t even think to go. It’s such an incredibly busy week, there are so many emotions in that experience, I have my family with me, I lost in front of them, which is another level of embarrassment. I didn’t even think to go online. Just the fact that they were preparing me or battening down the hatches. ‘This is shaky, people are really frustrated,’ that surprised me. That surprised me a lot.”

We will have to wait and see whether The American Nightmare will be able to topple The Beast Incarnate at the WWE SummerSlam Premium Live Event next month, as the path to Roman Reigns seems distant right now.

What’s your opinion on what Cody Rhodes said? Are you still mad that he didn’t win at WrestleMania 39? Let us know in the comments!

Subhojeet Mukherjee

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