Cody Rhodes' WWE WrestleMania Story Left Unfinished



by NOMAN RASOOL

Cody Rhodes' WWE WrestleMania Story Left Unfinished
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In a twist that has left WWE fans reeling, Cody Rhodes' path to glory at WrestleMania 40 has taken an unforeseen detour. The "American Nightmare," who made a dramatic return to WWE at WrestleMania 38, seemed destined for a swift ascent to the top.

Fans widely anticipated Rhodes would soon clinch a world championship, especially following his triumphant comeback in the 2023 men's Royal Rumble, which seemed to set him on a collision course with destiny at WrestleMania 39.

However, destiny had its own script, featuring Roman Reigns, who managed to retain his WWE Universal Championship against Rhodes in a gripping main event. Reigns' victory dashed Rhodes' immediate hopes and kept him firmly in the champion's seat as we approach the 2024 Royal Rumble.

Speculations were rife about a potential rematch between Rhodes and Reigns at WrestleMania 40, a scenario that fans eagerly anticipated. Yet, insiders from WWE suggest a different narrative is unfolding. Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated, tapping into sources close to WWE Head of Creative Paul “Triple H” Levesque, reports that Rhodes is unlikely to headline WrestleMania 40 or achieve his much-awaited championship victory.

This development pivots Rhodes away from the championship narrative, directing him towards a new, potentially explosive chapter — a marquee matchup against CM Punk. This change in trajectory for Rhodes comes amid rumors of a highly anticipated showdown between The Rock and Roman Reigns, suggesting Reigns will continue his dominant run as WWE Universal Champion.

Gunther's Potential Victory

Barrasso also sheds light on the men’s Royal Rumble predictions, hinting at an unexpected victor in Gunther, currently a top favorite among bookmakers. Gunther’s victory could set up a clash with a currently vulnerable Seth Rollins, who is grappling with a serious knee injury.

As the WWE Universe looks towards WrestleMania 40, the landscape is rife with uncertainty and excitement. While Rhodes' journey may have diverged from its expected course, the promise of fresh, exhilarating matchups ensures that the road to WrestleMania remains as unpredictable and thrilling as ever.

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