Remaining a dominating presence in the WWE arena, Roman Reigns continues to staunchly defend his WWE Universal Championship title, most recently against Cody Rhodes at WrestleMania 39. According to Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer, the rivalry between Reigns and Rhodes is far from extinguished and may potentially reignite at WrestleMania 40.
The framework for this anticipated showdown was meticulously constructed at WrestleMania 39, where Reigns, The Tribal Chief, engaged in a fierce confrontation with The American Nightmare, Cody Rhodes. Supported by The Bloodline, Reigns emerged victorious, further cementing his place as a formidable force in the WWE landscape.
On the other hand, Rhodes was left reevaluating his defeat, setting the stage for an intensified rivalry.
Rhodes Eyes Roman Reigns Rematch
In his observations for the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Meltzer suggested that Cody Rhodes is likely to challenge Roman Reigns once more for the WWE Universal Championship, possibly at next year's WrestleMania 40.
The American Nightmare might finally 'close the chapter' of this saga, but it appears that the resolution might be a year away. Commenting on the possibility, Meltzer said, ''When you look at long-term strategies, Reigns vs.
Rhodes is the likely direction for the ultimate destination match. While WrestleMania is a strong possibility, we can't rule out other scenarios given the myriad of variables at play." Currently, Cody Rhodes finds himself caught up in a feud with Brock Lesnar, The Beast, who ambushed him on the RAW episode aired on April 3, post-WrestleMania.
However, Rhodes has expressed that this current disruption doesn't deter him from his ultimate goal of attaining the WWE Champion title. In a world where he might have sought the newly introduced World Heavyweight Championship, it appears that Rhodes is determined to reignite his rivalry with Reigns.
The potential face-off between Roman Reigns and Cody Rhodes at WrestleMania 40 carries an air of excitement. It exemplifies the clash of two diverse styles and philosophies - Reigns, embodying brute strength and relentless ambition reflective of WWE's modern era, and Rhodes, epitomizing the indomitable spirit of an underdog, steadfastly seeking a title that has consistently eluded him.