In an explosive rivalry that captivated the WWE Universe throughout 2022, Cody Rhodes and Seth "Freakin" Rollins clashed inside the ring, leaving an indelible mark on the industry. While Rhodes emerged victorious in their feud, Rollins recently achieved a significant milestone by reclaiming the prestigious World Heavyweight Championship.
This triumph has eluded Cody since his return to the company.
Rollins Welcomes Cody's Challenge
Despite both superstars currently residing on the "WWE Raw" roster, Cody has shown little interest in pursuing the World Heavyweight Title, as his focus remains steadfastly fixed on Roman Reigns and the highly coveted Undisputed WWE Universal Championship.
In stark contrast, Rollins eagerly anticipates a challenge from the second-generation wrestling sensation, relishing the opportunity to reignite their storied rivalry. In a recent interview with USA Today, the reigning World Heavyweight Champion expressed his enthusiasm: "I would love for Cody Rhodes to step up and try to take it from me." He remarked, "If he can survive his ongoing clash with Brock Lesnar, I would be thrilled to see him attempt it." Rollins' comments allude to Rhodes' ongoing and intense rivalry with the formidable Brock Lesnar, which has consumed the attention of the AEW co-founder since his defeat to Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 39.
Currently tied at one victory each, speculation abounds regarding a potential third and decisive encounter between Rhodes and Lesnar, with whispers suggesting it may take place at the highly anticipated WWE SummerSlam next month.
Exuding confidence in his abilities, Rollins assured fans that if a fourth showdown were to materialize against Cody, the outcome would unquestionably favor him. "I am at the pinnacle of my career; he doesn't stand a chance," Rollins boldly declared, leaving no doubt about his conviction.
Meanwhile, the World Heavyweight Champion finds himself embroiled in a fierce and personal feud against The Judgment Day, particularly targeting Finn Balor, whom Rollins thwarted at WWE Money in the Bank 2023 earlier this month.
This heated clash has intensified the drama and heightened the stakes surrounding Rollins' championship reign, showcasing his resilience and unwavering determination to retain his title. As the WWE Universe eagerly awaits further developments, the potential collision between Rollins and Rhodes looms tantalizingly on the horizon.
Should Cody set his sights on the World Heavyweight Title once again, he will undoubtedly encounter a formidable adversary in Seth Rollins, a champion at the peak of his prowess, ready to repel all challengers and cement his place in wrestling history.