WWE Creative Team Member Explains Shift in Cody Rhodes' WrestleMania 40 Storyline

The WWE universe anticipates a historic clash at WrestleMania 40.

by Noman Rasool
WWE Creative Team Member Explains Shift in Cody Rhodes' WrestleMania 40 Storyline
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The WWE world is always a high-stakes place to be, and one such interesting storyline is that of Cody Rhodes and Roman Reigns while moving towards the 40th Anniversary of WrestleMania. Well, a feud that had been teased for a long time before WrestleMania 39 is all set to come into reality as both the men prepare to meet on the other side of the ring for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship on the second night of the 40th Anniversary of WrestleMania—a match that was long due.

The reigning champion, Roman Reigns, will be one-on-one, and that too with none other than Cody Rhodes, who has made his way into this bout by winning the Royal Rumble 2024. Veteran WWE writer Brian Gewirtz recently spoke with ESPN.com about a drastic change to the storyline path of this pay-per-view for Cody Rhodes.

Gewirtz wondered what kind of reaction the fans might've given the Rhodes storyline had he not nailed down his Royal Rumble win. He commented on the raised expectations of such a win and rather tried to suggest that fans might have felt a connection with Rhodes's journey towards the championship a bit more."Would it be the same if Cody had gone on his quest without the Rumble victory? His Rumble win seemed to almost cement that the audience should feel as though his story needed to continue, uninterrupted," Gewirtz asked.

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He goes on to add there's a consensus around recognition from wrestling icon The Rock. He said it would be unfair to fans for Rhodes' route to be changed after finally winning the Royal Rumble.

Rhodes should be chasing Reigns and the title at WrestleMania 40, which story logic prescribes. The quest of winning the title and going close last year would naturally move to a conclusion at WrestleMania 40. From there, the WWE universe has run rampant, coming up with all sorts of wild speculation as to what this all means for WrestleMania 40: Dusty Rhodes is finally going to be able to dethrone Roman Reigns, taking his rightful claim to the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship.

This would be more than a great win for Rhodes but also something that works almost like a full-circle moment from that previous storyline. With the WWE Universe already counting down to WrestleMania 40, eyes will still be glued on Reigns and Rhodes.

Will it be business as usual for him, or finally, a WrestleMania stage that sees Cody Rhodes bask in long-awaited glory? Time will only be able to reveal if this is what lies in store for us come the Show of Shows.

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