This weekend, the WWE universe was set ablaze with conversations surrounding Cody Rhodes, the Royal Rumble victor who made headlines by seemingly relinquishing his chance to confront Roman Reigns at WrestleMania for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship.
In a surprising twist on "WWE SmackDown" this Friday, Rhodes indicated his willingness to step back, allowing Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson to potentially face his cousin Reigns in a highly anticipated bout at WrestleMania, fueling long-standing speculations.
Rhodes' decision comes on the heels of a notable journey, having secured victories in two consecutive Royal Rumble matches and facing a defeat against Reigns in the previous year's WrestleMania. This sequence of events prompted a vocal response from the WWE community, leading to the emergence of the "#WeWantCody" movement on X (previously Twitter), dominating the platform throughout the weekend.
Stars Rally for Cody
The call for Rhodes' return wasn't limited to fans alone; prominent figures within WWE also voiced their support. United States Champion Logan Paul took to social media to express his solidarity with Rhodes, succinctly stating, "We Want Cody." Similarly, Ricochet echoed the sentiment with a "#WeWantCody" post, following a pointed critique of the toxic behavior by some online fans.
Wrestling aficionado Dave Meltzer from the "Wrestling Observer" suggests these endorsements could be part of a larger narrative unfolding within WWE. The spotlight now shifts to the upcoming face-off between Reigns and The Rock, scheduled for the WWE's WrestleMania 2024 press event in Las Vegas this Thursday, promising to be a pivotal moment in the road to WrestleMania.
The event will be accessible to fans via Peacock and the WWE Network. Amidst this whirlwind of speculation and anticipation, Cody Rhodes finds himself at a potential crossroads, rumored to be in line for a challenge against Seth Rollins for the World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania.
Rollins has already laid down the gauntlet with a compelling promo on "WWE Raw," eagerly awaiting Rhodes' response to his challenge for a showdown in Philadelphia. As the WWE universe holds its breath, the question remains: will Cody Rhodes accept Rollins' invitation to step into the ring, or does fate have a different plan in store for the "American Nightmare"?