Cody Rhodes Admits Roman Reigns' Raw Promo Stung Him: 'The Business Stung Me'

Cody Rhodes talks openly about his wrestling career and how he responded to Reigns' comments.

by Noman Rasool
Cody Rhodes Admits Roman Reigns' Raw Promo Stung Him: 'The Business Stung Me'

Recently, Cody Rhodes addressed Roman Reigns' scathing promo on "WWE Raw," recognizing that it contained some truth about his turbulent career. But the "American Nightmare" also told the WWE Universal Champion not to underestimate him.

At WrestleMania 39, which will take place next week, Rhodes, who won the men's Royal Rumble match, will face Reigns for both of his championships. This exceptionally expected headliner has fans anxiously holding on to check whether Rhodes can accomplish his fantasy about bringing home the WWE Title in his dad Dusty's honor.

At the same time, Rules hopes to broaden his special rule of the north of 940 days as champion. Reigns criticized Rhodes' decision to leave WWE in 2016 to pursue a successful independent career, which ultimately led to the formation of AEW, in his verbal attack on Rhodes on Monday's episode of "Raw." Reigns asserted that Rhodes has repeatedly "ran away" from adversity throughout his career and is not "cut out for this." On the other hand, Rhodes is prepared to confront Reigns head-on and is not flinching at his criticism.

Rhodes Discusses Reigns' Promo, Overcoming Difficulties, and Developing a Process

Rhodes acknowledged in an interview with WrestleJoy that "I have to own it." I encountered difficulty but did not respond by declaring, "You know what? I'm going to put my feet in the sand and stay." I didn't establish my banner here.

I decided to visit a different campus. For the rest of my life, I have detested the phrase "trust the process." Why not develop the method? Why must I trust the procedure? I would instead create the system. I had to move away from where I was stung, and Roman is correct that the business stung me.

I couldn't simply keep on getting stung." Rhodes acknowledged the bumpy road he has traveled in professional wrestling and emphasized that he is different from the person he was before leaving WWE. Utilizing his experiences in independent music and AEW, he has developed as a performer and businessman, enhancing his skills and establishing his reputation.

Rhodes is still optimistic about his abilities and his chances at WrestleMania 39, even though he recognizes the truth in Reigns' statements. He is determined to demonstrate that he is "The American Nightmare," as he calls himself, and he is fully prepared to wrestle Roman Reigns for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship.

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