Surprising Connection Between Cody Rhodes & Ex-WWE Champ Unveiled!

Two wrestling giants share a harmonious, unexpected connection.

by Atia Mukhtar
Surprising Connection Between Cody Rhodes & Ex-WWE Champ Unveiled!
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In the world of Monday Night RAW, Cody Rhodes has rapidly climbed the ranks, positioning himself as a prominent face of the franchise. His celebrated rivalries with stars like Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar have endeared him to the WWE Universe, making him a fan favorite and earning him the reputation of an in-ring superhero.

Rhodes, since his triumphant return to the WWE arena, has assumed the role of a defender, consistently locking horns with the brand's antagonists. This has shaped his persona as a beacon of righteousness, a reputation he would ideally not want sullied.

But there’s an unforeseen connection between Rhodes and the esteemed former WWE Champion, The Miz, and it's not one of rivalry.

Musical Link Revealed

The bridge between the two is music. 'Kingdom', Cody Rhodes' rousing theme song, and 'I Came to Play', the signature anthem of The Miz, both have a common origin: they've been performed by the band Downstait.

Their renditions have garnered significant acclaim, with fans in stadiums frequently joining in the chorus. Marking a significant achievement, The Miz's 'I Came to Play' recently surpassed 10 million streams on Spotify, as confirmed by a post from Downstait on social media platform X.

However, it's not all sunshine and accolades in the RAW universe. While Cody is reveling in his top spot alongside the likes of Sami Zayn, Kevin Owens, and Jey Uso, with whom he’s been clashing against The Judgment Day, there's a shadow being cast on his stardom.

The quartet, despite their acclaim and positive reception from audiences, became the subject of criticism from Vince Russo, a former WWE writer. On a recent episode of 'Legion of RAW', Russo candidly expressed his apprehension about the current faces of RAW, opining that they lacked the magnetic charm of quintessential WWE superstars.

In his words: "At the start, seeing these four as the lead babyfaces feels lackluster. Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn have had long stints in the indie circuits for a reason. Jey Uso, while talented, spent years teaming up with his brother.

And Cody? Many still remember his days as Stardust. Are these truly the top faces of RAW?" Russo's commentary has stirred the waters, and it remains to be seen how these remarks will influence the ongoing dynamics in WWE.

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