In a surprising turn of events, the WWE Universe's fervent anticipation of Cody Rhodes dethroning Roman Reigns has been met with a twist in the storyline. While fans had their sights set on a WrestleMania showdown between Cody Rhodes and Roman Reigns, it seems they will have to exercise patience until SummerSlam 2024 to witness this potential championship clash.
The recent developments unfolded on SmackDown, where Cody Rhodes, emerging victorious in the 2024 Men's Royal Rumble, made a shocking declaration. He unequivocally stated that he would not be locking horns with Roman Reigns at WrestleMania.
Instead, Reigns found himself confronted by none other than The Rock, igniting speculation of an epic showdown between the two titans at the April supershow. This unexpected booking decision has left fans divided, with a vocal faction insisting that Cody's narrative deserves its climax at WrestleMania, with him triumphantly standing tall over Reigns.
WrestleMania 40 Plans
However, reports from PW Insider have now shed light on an intriguing twist. It appears that Cody Rhodes is slated to challenge World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins at WrestleMania 40. What's more, there have been discussions of Cody clinching the title at WrestleMania 40, setting the stage for a remarkable journey ahead.
The concept being considered is a monumental clash between Cody and the Undisputed WWE Universal Champion at SummerSlam, with the stakes nothing short of a title unification. If this materializes, it's a historic WWE moment, following the World Heavyweight Championship's May 2023 introduction.
Roman Reigns' dominant reign and part-time schedule led to its creation. WrestleMania 38 witnessed the unification of WWE and Universal Championships. Reigns clinched victory in the main event of the April 2022 extravaganza, uniting these prestigious titles.
This move echoes past WWE title unifications, like Randy Orton uniting the WWE and World Heavyweight Championships at WWE: TLC 2013 by defeating John Cena. Chris Jericho's iconic feat at Vengeance 2001, unifying the WWF and World Championships against 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin and The Rock, comes to mind.
The upcoming unification bout at SummerSlam promises a clash of champions that could reshape WWE's championship landscape. Cody Rhodes takes center stage, leaving the WWE Universe eager for his place among WWE's legendary title unifiers. As we countdown to SummerSlam 2024, anticipation grows, bringing fans closer to witnessing history unfold.