Cody Rhodes Dethrones Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 40, Ends Historic WWE Title Reign

A historic showdown reshapes WWE's landscape at WrestleMania 40.

by Atia Mukhtar
Cody Rhodes Dethrones Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 40, Ends Historic WWE Title Reign
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In an epic culmination at WrestleMania 40's night two, Cody Rhodes penned the final chapter of his storied journey by seizing the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship from Roman Reigns, thus concluding Reigns' historic and dominant reign.

The climactic showdown, brimming with anticipation and high stakes, unfolded under the unique Bloodline Rules—a direct fallout from Rhodes and Seth Rollins' loss to The Rock and Reigns on the event's opening night. The Bloodline Rules, a nod to familial alliances and enmities within WWE, allowed for interference from Reigns' cohorts, including Jimmy Uso, Solo Sikoa, and even The Rock himself.

Yet, in an unforeseen twist, Rhodes' corner burgeoned with support from unexpected quarters. Seth Rollins, donning his iconic SHIELD attire, along with Jey Uso, John Cena, and the legendary Undertaker, rallied to Rhodes' side, leveling the playing field in a match where chaos reigned supreme and the traditional rules of engagement were cast aside.

Rhodes' Triumphant Victory

As the battle spilled from the ring to the ecstatic crowd, both competitors unleashed their arsenal with reckless abandon. Disaster Kicks and Cody Cutters flew with precision, while Reigns' signature spears and Superman punches sought to quell Rhodes' uprising.

However, the tide turned decisively when Rhodes executed a trio of Cross Rhodes, capitalizing on a critical distraction by Rollins to clinch the victory. The aftermath of this monumental win saw a convergence of celebration and unity, as Rhodes was flanked by an ensemble of WWE's beloved babyfaces and his family, including Brandi Rhodes and relatives of the late Brodie Lee.

In a poignant moment, Rhodes extended his gratitude to Bruce Pritchard and beckoned Paul "Triple H" Levesque to the ring, symbolizing the dawn of a new era in WWE with a heartfelt handshake and embrace. Rhodes' triumph was not just a personal victory but a transformative moment for WWE, marked by jubilant celebrations with the roster, WWE personnel, and fans alike, setting a precedent for the future of sports entertainment.

This victory at WrestleMania 40 not only elevates Rhodes to the pinnacle of WWE but also promises an exciting and unpredictable path ahead for the wrestling world.

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