Last January, Cody Rhodes won the men’s Royal Rumble match to earn the opportunity to face Roman Reigns for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship at WrestleMania 39.
For months, WWE convinced the fans that Cody Rhodes was the guy who would dethrone Roman Reigns. Therefore, fans expected Cody’s victory at WrestleMania. However, it didn’t happen.
This past Monday on RAW, Cody Rhodes demanded a rematch. However, Paul Heyman said that Cody wouldn’t get the rematch. The American Nightmare was then brutally attacked by Brock Lesnar in the main event of RAW.
In an interview with Ariel Helwani, Paul Heyman commented on Cody Rhodes losing to Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 39. Heyman stated that Cody will get his moment when he faces Reigns next time.
“Oh man, I can’t wait to see the next chapter and the response to Cody Rhodes which was louder than the response last week to Cody Rhodes which was a response more passionate (on Raw after WrestleMania) for Cody Rhodes which was a response from an audience that believes in Cody Rhodes this week more than they did last week when they hung their hopes and their dreams on him and he didn’t disappoint them, we disappointed them, we took that away from Cody Rhodes. Roman Reigns took that away from Cody Rhodes and the audience and they blamed Roman Reigns for it and they appreciate how close Cody came and they know now, they know the next time Cody Rhodes steps in the ring with Roman Reigns, this will be the one. That’s the business. That’s the business at its very best. That’s promotion at its very best, that’s storytelling at its very best. That’s what you want. You want the challenger to come out a bigger star than he would’ve been if he had won the championship because where do you go from there? What’s the story to tell? Now you know the story. It’s Cody’s redemption. He’s coming back for what was just taken from him, from the defeat that he suffered that he didn’t deserve to have to have inflicted upon him.”H/T Post Wrestling
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