Cody Rhodes is certainly one of the most beloved stars in WWE and is set for a rematch with Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 40. In the build-up to the match, it appears WWE plans to paint Rhodes as a ‘Rocky’ style underdog.

According to Dave Meltzer in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, there is a script for a promotional video featuring Roman Reigns vs. Cody Rhodes to promote WrestleMania. The video ties Rhodes into Philadelphia, portraying him as a symbol of the city’s resilience and spirit.

Cody Rhodes is depicted as a Philadelphia-style ‘Rocky’ underdog, emphasizing the theme of embracing the underdog mentality as a source of strength and determination.

”There is a script for a Reigns vs. Rhodes promotional video to build up WrestleMania, which tied Rhodes into Philadelphia, with the concept being here in Philadelphia we know the American Dream and we know the American Nightmare, we know good times and hard times and that being an underdog isn’t something to be feared, it’s something to be embraced.


One person got a script for a VO and noted that Rhodes in the script is going to be pushed as a Philadelphia style Rocky underdog.”

Cody Rhodes slapped The Rock on last week’s episode of Friday Night SmackDown while Roman Reigns laughed it off. Nonetheless, we will have to wait and see how WWE will continue to book Rhodes as the underdog in his impending battle against The Tribal Chief at WrestleMania 40.

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