Paul Heyman discussed the circumstances surrounding Cody Rhodes' defeat to Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 39 in a recent interview with Ariel Helwani. Heyman made sense that the misfortune was essential for the bigger story they are attempting to tell with Cody and his excursion towards reclamation.
Heyman compared the circumstance to the Undertaker's streak of consecutive victories at WrestleMania, during which fans awaited and hoped for his defeat each year. Heyman thinks that the anticipation and excitement generated by Reigns' current title defenses are comparable to those of his predecessors.
Heyman said that the crowd's reaction to Cody's defeat at WrestleMania 39 was louder than the one the week before, indicating that they now have more faith in him than they did before.
Heyman on Cody's Redemption Story
Heyman also talked about how Reigns can make the WWE Universe believe that their favorites will win before pulling off the upset.
Heyman thinks this is the method for establishing a challenger and generating anticipation for the subsequent match. When gotten some information about when Cody will challenge Rules in the future, Heyman said they would go for the most significant film industry and decide when the crowd is at the pinnacle of their craving to see Cody challenge for the title once more.
This method demonstrates the business aspect of professional wrestling and how decisions are made based on audience desire and box office sales. The comments made by Heyman shed light on the storytelling aspect of professional wrestling and demonstrate how losses can be a part of a larger narrative arc.
Cody's defeat at WrestleMania 39 was only the beginning of his journey toward redemption, not the end of it. The expectation for his next challenge against Rules will work over the long haul, creating energy and anticipation for fans.
The words of Heyman also show the business side of professional wrestling, where decisions are made based on what the audience wants and how much money they make at the box office.