The fervor of the ‘We Want Cody’ movement has infiltrated WWE’s merchandise department, solidifying the American Nightmare’s status as the promotion’s premier seller.

Since his return to WWE, Cody Rhodes has consistently dominated the merchandise charts, both at live events and in online sales. Despite The Rock’s highly anticipated comeback, Cody has once again risen to the top of the merchandise ranks.

According to Wrestle Features, on February 7th, Rhodes’ merchandise occupied an impressive five out of the ten best-selling items on Notably, American Nightmare gear secured the top three spots, showcasing Cody’s undeniable popularity among fans.

Even The Rock’s new ‘People’s Champion’ shirt managed to crack the list, albeit landing at the #10 spot. However, The Brahma Bull’s return has been met with mixed reactions from WWE faithfuls, with many expressing discontent over his swift ascension to a title match with Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 40, favoring Cody Rhodes instead.


Today’s WrestleMania 40 kick-off press conference promises to be a pivotal event, with Cody Rhodes, The Rock, and Roman Reigns all in attendance. Speculation runs rampant that Rhodes will finally confirm his WrestleMania opponent during this media extravaganza. Additionally, Rhodes is slated to compete at Elimination Chamber: Perth later this month, adding to the anticipation surrounding his next move.

Set to unfold on April 6th and 7th at the Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA, WWE WrestleMania 40 marks the promotion’s fifth installment of the two-night format, a tradition established during the COVID-19 pandemic.

As the countdown to WrestleMania intensifies, all eyes remain on Cody Rhodes and the seismic impact he’s poised to make on the grandest stage of them all.

The top selling t-shirts on WWE Shop (Feb 7):

  1. Cody Rhodes (Claim Your Kingdom, Men’s)
  2. Cody (Claim Your Kingdom, Women’s)
  3. Cody (Claim Your Kingdom, Youth)
  4. Drew McIntyre (Tombstone)
  5. CM Punk (Return)
  6. CM Punk (2011 Classic)
  7. Jey Uso (Yeet)
  8. Cody (Camo Skull)
  9. Cody (Original Claim Your Kingdom)
  10. The Rock (People’s Champ)

Are you surprised Cody Rhodes is beating out The Rock in merch sales? Let us know in the comments below.

Steve Carrier

Steve is the Founder of RingsideNews. He has been writing about professional wrestling since 1996. He first got into website development at the time and has been focusing on bringing his readers the best professional wrestling news at it's highest quality.

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