The Cody Rhodes and Roman Reigns saga has been one of the most exciting and intriguing feuds in wrestling history. Both men are set to face off in a singles match in the main event of WrestleMania 40. However, the Undisputed WWE Championship match will depend a lot on the main event of Night One where The Rock and Roman Reigns take on Cody Rhodes and Seth Rollins in the biggest tag team match of all-time. 

While Cody Rhodes might have lost his battle against Roman Reigns at WrestleMania last year, the same outcome might not be seen this year as well. Addressing the importance of facing Reigns again and finishing his story at WrestleMania 40, Cody Rhodes reminded fans of something the Tribal Chief claimed last year. 

During his appearance on the MMA Hour, the American Nightmare recalled that Roman Reigns wasn’t sure if the former would be around in WWE if he lost at WrestleMania 39. Ahead of his massive clash at WrestleMania 40, Rhodes seemed confident enough that he would become the new Undisputed WWE Champion. 

“We did a SmackDown segment, it was a face-to-face with Roman and I. I remember him specifically saying. ‘What happens if you don’t win? Are you going to run away like you did the last time?’ There were two things he said. I remember him saying, ‘You started a company you couldn’t get over in.’ I remember, I don’t want to use the word over, but my popularity was one of the reasons that company was ever created. The thing about ‘are you going to run away?’ It hurt, and when the impulse, or the thought of ‘what if I did? What if I’m the laughing stock of the industry and I decided to hightail oh he reference did he is what happened it again and do something radical or disruptive.’ It felt like it was the time in my life to, forget about WrestleMania, from that moment on.” 


“It seemed like a call to action for me. A true real call to action. This is the guy, the most important wrestler of my generation and he’s asking me, and telling me at the same time what he thinks is going to happen. I’d like to prove him wrong. It was very much a year of proving him wrong and the cherry on top, being the first guy since Steve Austin to go back-to-back at Royal Rumble. That to me was, ‘I kept them. I kept the people who were with me at WrestleMania 39.’ Not only kept them, but we’ve grown and grown. Even if I didn’t believe, these fans believed so much that they turned away The Rock for me to have a shot at finishing the story. This is a fan-created WrestleMania. I owe it to them to finish the story.”

Cody Rhodes is adamant on finishing the story for the millions around the world chanting his name and singing his song every night. Roman Reigns vs Cody Rhodes II features on Night Two of WrestleMania 40. Ringside News will give play-by-play coverage of the show. 

Do you think Cody Rhodes will finish his story this time around? Let us know in the comment section below.

Ishaan Rathi

Ishaan has been a follower of wrestling for more than a decade now. His passion to learn new things and enhance his skills has helped him get experience as a writer at websites like GiveMeSport and Fansided. He has also held content manager and editorial roles in FirstSportz before. Apart from wrestling, Ishaan seeks to take time and watch movies and TV shows.

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