In an unforeseen twist, Cody Rhodes, an acclaimed WWE superstar, recently declared on 'Insight with Chris Van Vliet' that he has no plans to enter the ring with the current World Heavyweight Champion, Seth Rollins. This unexpected revelation has sent shockwaves through the WWE fanbase.
Rhodes and Rollins have a storied history, their riveting feud igniting when Rhodes made a surprising comeback to WWE as Rollins' undisclosed opponent at WrestleMania 38. The clash evolved into a bitter rivalry that continued at WrestleMania Backlash and Hell in a Cell in 2022, with Rhodes emerging victorious in all three matches.
Rhodes Declares End to Feud
However, Rhodes' recent declaration indicates a possible close to this chapter of their feud. He emphasized his lack of interest in facing off against the 37-year-old Rollins in future encounters.
The candid nature of his remarks sparked a fervent debate among fans on Twitter, who were quick to voice their opinions. Some fans suggested that Rhodes' sentiment was not newsworthy, asserting that the Rollins-Rhodes rivalry had naturally reached its end.
Others proposed that if tension still lingered between the two wrestlers, they should resolve it as Rollins did with Matt Riddle. A number of fans criticized Rollins for instigating the feud with Rhodes, formerly an AEW star.
One fan, voicing their disappointment, identified Rhodes' recent stance as the reason for their dwindling support. Meanwhile, a handful speculated that Rhodes' announcement was a strategic move, sowing the seeds for future plots.
In another intriguing segment of the interview, Rhodes discussed his failed bid to claim the title of Undisputed WWE Universal Champion against Roman Reigns at this year's WrestleMania. When asked about his mindset leading up to the high-stakes match, Rhodes shared a nugget of wisdom he received from Stephanie McMahon.
According to him, McMahon advised him to leverage all of his resources, stating, "Use everything, use everything you have." Despite this shocking revelation, the future remains uncertain. It remains to be seen whether Cody Rhodes will cross paths with Seth Rollins once more. For now, Rhodes has his sights set on his forthcoming match against Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam.