SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS - JANUARY 28: Cody Rhodes reacts during the WWE Royal Rumble at Alamodome on January 28, 2023 in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Alex Bierens de Haan/Getty Images)
Cody Rhodes Is Proving He Is The Man To Main Event WWE WrestleMania 39
A slew of emotional promos has Cody Rhodes explaining why his journey to the top is the best story to be told through the main event of WrestleMania 39. Some fans are upset about Cody Rhodes seemingly stealing the spotlight from the Bloodline story, but Rhodes’ promo segment on the February 6, 2023, episode of “WWE Raw,” has shown why WWE is choosing him to take down Roman Reigns.
Rhodes laid out the skeleton when he returned to WWE in 2022 after a six-year journey across the independent scene. Speaking underneath the image of his father, “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes, Rhodes declared he had returned to win the world championship “The Dream” was never able to capture, saying, “I stand before you, finally ready.”
A WrestleMania main event is far larger than a high-profile professional wrestling match, and there’s perhaps no wrestler better suited to draw on fans’ emotions right now than Rhodes and the story of WWE’s top prize eluding his family. Rhodes’ performance as the regretful son looking to make right what WWE got wrong is a storyline too strong for WWE to pass up.