At WWE WrestleMania 40 on Sunday, fans witnessed an unforgettable spectacle culminating in a historic moment: Cody Rhodes’s coronation as the Undisputed WWE Champion. In the main event that held viewers spellbound worldwide, Rhodes went head-to-head with Roman Reigns in a battle for the prestigious Undisputed WWE Universal Championship.

The anticipation for this showdown reached its peak, and Rhodes exceeded expectations by triumphing over the formidable Tribal Chief. Yet, his victory was not a solitary effort, as he received vital assistance from legendary figures like John Cena and The Undertaker, who took out Solo Sikoa and The Rock respectively.

During a recent episode of ‘The Stephen A. Smith Show,’ Smith shared his thoughts on Cody Rhodes beating Roman Reigns to claim the Undisputed WWE Championship. Smith expressed his happiness for Rhodes, acknowledging the two-year journey Rhodes had endured in pursuit of the title.

“I’m a fan of Cody Rhodes. I’m glad he finally won this title, it’s escaped him for quite some time. I actually interviewed him during my day job on Thursday morning before this event. I got a lot of love for this guy. I like him a lot. He’s the son of The American Dream, Dusty Rhodes. Remember that? NWA days and all of that. Cody Rhodes is big time, he finally got the love.”


Reflecting on Rhodes’s defeat at the hands of The Rock on Saturday, Smith emphasized Rhodes’s resilience and determination to succeed. He praised Rhodes’s prowess in the ring and his ability to engage in captivating verbal sparring.

“When he fought on Sunday in the main event for the heavyweight crown, I like him. I like him a lot. I’m glad he finally got his just do. He was waiting for this, he wanted this bad. Ultimately got it done and to me, it ain’t just about your wrestling ability, you got to be an elite smack talker, okay?”

Ringside News also exclusively reported Cody Rhodes’ brand positioning status following his title win. It remains to be seen how he will be booked as the champion in the coming months.

Are you happy to see Cody Rhodes finally finish the story? Sound off in the comments section below!

Subhojeet Mukherjee

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