Cody Rhodes WWE World Heavyweight Championship Win Just a Chapter in the Ongoing Saga

Cody Rhodes's Personal Quest to Honor His Father's Legacy

by Noman Rasool
Cody Rhodes WWE World Heavyweight Championship Win Just a Chapter in the Ongoing Saga

Since his triumphant return and victorious Royal Rumble performance in January, "Finish the story" has become synonymous with Cody Rhodes. Despite falling short against the reigning Undisputed WWE Universal Champion, Roman Reigns, at WrestleMania, Rhodes emphasizes the significance of reaching his ultimate goal.

Recently, when the prestigious World Heavyweight Championship was unveiled, many questioned whether Rhodes should pursue that particular WWE title. During a post-Money in the Bank press conference, Rhodes addressed the championship and its role in the broader narrative of his career.

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While acknowledging the undeniable importance of the World Heavyweight Championship, Rhodes conveyed that merely winning the title would not signify the conclusion of his story. "I don't want to be a downer, but no.

Now, winning the World Heavyweight Championship would be outstanding. It would be amazing. It is the title of the flagship show, 'Monday Night Raw.' [It] matters; it is important," Rhodes declared. He highlighted the exceptional work Seth Rollins is currently doing as the champion, asserting that each passing second would add further value and significance to the illustrious title.

However, Rhodes emphasized that his journey revolves around fulfilling a poignant legacy left behind by his late father, "The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes. Ever since his return to WWE, it has been a well-known fact that Dusty Rhodes never claimed the top prize in the company.

Although Cody Rhodes has held the NWA World Heavyweight Championship—a title his father once proudly held—he has set his sights on achieving the one accolade that eluded his father. "Finishing the story was always about the title that my dad didn't get," Rhodes revealed emotionally.

He hinted at an upcoming documentary that explores the profound significance of this pursuit, mentioning that his father had come close to capturing the title, even holding it within the hallowed Madison Square Garden. The haunting reality that Dusty Rhodes never secured that ultimate honor has constantly motivated Cody to complete the tale that his father started.

While acknowledging the prestigious status of the World Heavyweight Championship and its significance on "Monday Night Raw," Cody Rhodes clarified that winning the title alone would not bring his story to a close. His journey is intricately tied to his late father's legacy, Dusty Rhodes, and the unfulfilled dream of capturing WWE's top prize.

With determination burning in his eyes, Rhodes remains resolute in his pursuit, fully aware that this is not just another chapter but a poignant testament to a family's wrestling lineage.

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