Cody Rhodes Addresses Difficult Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 39 After Successful the 2023 Royal Rumble

Cody Rhodes gained the 2023 Males’s Royal Rumble match on Saturday night time in San Antonio, punching his ticket to the primary occasion of WrestleMania 39 this coming April. Barring any huge adjustments, all indicators level to him difficult Roman Reigns for the Undisputed WWE Common Championship. Reigns could have eclipsed 900 consecutive days as world champion by that time, however Rhodes has been teasing lastly profitable the WWE Championship ever since he returned to WWE final April. Rhodes lastly addressed going through Reigns in the course of the post-show press convention.

“I have been very cautious about even saying Roman’s identify,” Rhodes started. “As a result of it is a kind of issues the place I knew and I am certain he knew. I got here again and the primary night time I am again on Uncooked after WrestleMania I used to be pointing at my waist. I talked about it in an interview, the true story of desirous to win the WWE Championship, the one title that has eluded the household. And I am certain he heard that and I’ve watched every thing Roman has accomplished. …I’ve nothing however respect and reverence for Roman…guys, I can not inform you I am the perfect wrestler on this planet. No person can, except their man is Roman Reigns. That is the perfect wrestler on this planet. I would prefer to assume I am quantity two and I all the time say Seth (Rollins) is quantity three…do not take my record that significantly. However Roman is undisputed, that is the easiest way to place it.”

“If that’s the scenario we’re strolling into in 60-something days at WrestleMania, I can not shrivel beneath the lights. He is been there earlier than, I have never,” he continued. “It may take every thing I might presumably ever muster up and every thing I’ve. However I’ve acquired to complete this story. It is actual.”

However whereas Rhodes had a victorious night time, issues weren’t fairly as easy for “The Tribal Chief.” He beat Kevin Owens to retain his undisputed championship within the present’s predominant occasion, however he finally drove Sami Zayn to lastly flip his again on The Bloodline and crack Reigns throughout the again with a metal chair. Whereas Solo Sikoa and Jimmy Uso instantly jumped Zayn for his transgression, Jey Uso left the remainder of his household behind and walked again up the doorway ramp.

With The Bloodline now seemingly falling aside and Elimination Chamber going down in Zayn’s hometown of Montreal, Quebec, Canada subsequent month, it appears to be like like Reigns has fairly a bit on his plate earlier than he can flip his consideration to Rhodes. Keep tuned for extra updates!