As the wrestling community continues to discuss the outcome of WrestleMania 39, many agree that "The American Nightmare" Cody Rhodes made his father, Dusty Rhodes, proud by losing in the main event. Among those who share this sentiment is fellow professional wrestler Big Swole, who believes the loss was ultimately the right decision for Cody's career.
Speaking with Steve Fall on the "Ten Count" podcast, Big Swole explained, "Of course I wanted him to win, but if you give him everything, then what? Everybody loves that chase. I'm looking forward to seeing the hurdles that he passes."
Big Swole Envisions Cody Rhodes Championship
As WWE introduced the new World Heavyweight Championship on "Raw," the brand to which Cody was drafted during the WWE Draft, Swole sees potential for Rhodes to become the inaugural champion.
She believes he's already demonstrating the dedication required of a titleholder. Big Swole and Cody Rhodes previously crossed paths when they both worked for All Elite Wrestling (AEW), with Cody as one of the company's Executive Vice Presidents.
Rhodes left AEW and signed with WWE in 2022. Despite the setback at WrestleMania 39, Cody Rhodes has already proven his resilience by overcoming significant obstacles in his career. Last summer, he suffered a torn pectoral tendon but chose to compete in a Hell In A Cell match despite the visible injury.
He returned to WWE at the Royal Rumble event earlier this year, winning the 30-man Rumble match and earning his shot at Roman Reigns' title. As Cody Rhodes continues his journey back to championship contention, fans and fellow wrestlers eagerly anticipate the challenges he'll face and conquer.
His recent loss at WrestleMania 39 has only fueled the excitement surrounding his career. Many believe it demonstrates the legacy of the Rhodes family: always chasing titles and never giving up. While the outcome of WrestleMania 39 may not have been the victory that Cody Rhodes and his supporters had hoped for, Big Swole's perspective offers a valuable reminder that setbacks can be necessary for growth and success in the world of professional wrestling.
As the wrestling community watches the "American Nightmare" rise to new heights, they eagerly await his next opportunity to claim championship gold.