Cody Rhodes: All Respect To The Rock, The Options We Have On The Roster Are Better Due To The Stories

Cody Rhodes is headed to WrestleMania to challenge for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship, which is currently held by Roman Reigns.

Cody earned his shot at the title by virtue of winning the men's Royal Rumble. While Reigns is currently in possession of the Undisputed WWE Universal Title, he will defend the title against Sami Zayn at WWE Elimination Chamber in a story that has been simmering since the summer of 2022 and Sami joining The Bloodline.

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Speaking to Alex McCarthy of Daily Mail, Cody commented on the ongoing story between Sami and The Bloodline.

"I love that you bring it up that these stories are running parallel, I think sometimes wrestling fans think it’s got to one or it’s got to me the other, whereas I subscribe - and I’m not in charge - I subscribe to give them everything. That’s where it really takes smart planners and creative individuals on how you layer it, but it’s very important and this is something I learned when I was away, is that if someone’s doing great, and they are entertaining and helping move that ship forward - and I would say Seth Rollins is another example on Raw was another when I was gone who’s really changed and continued to carry Raw on his back. I was fully expecting these things to converge, and I’m still expecting them to converge just because we have these wonderful options," he said.

Cody continued, "With all the respect in the world to one of the GOATs The Rock, it looks like the options we have here within the roster are even better because of the stories that are happening. One story about finishing something that started in 1978 - seven years before I was even born - and another story of really the tragedy of being welcomed into the Bloodline and then what you saw unfolds. I think with the amount of time between now and WrestleMania, it’s important I keep my eyes squarely fixed on WrestleMania, squarely wrestling for the WWE Undisputed Championship and as you hinted that may not be against Roman Reigns. Now I don’t know if anyone can beat Roman Reigns, I truly don’t, but for me, it’s about picking up the chip. I love the melodrama,I love the heaviness in these stories that develop in our industry, but I am very simply a man who’s looking for a belt. I’m looking for a championship title belt, the most important one in our world the biggest in all - not just in the WWE bubble but in all the bubbles - and be the first to say as a Rhodes I did it, and it wasn’t Dusty Rhodes and it wasn’t Dustin Rhodes it was Cody Rhodes."

Before Cody returned and won the Royal Rumble, The Rock's name was heavily rumored as being a potential challenger for Reigns at WrestleMania 39.

While making the media rounds after winning the Royal Rumble, Cody commented on the possibility of bringing back the Winged Eagle Championship should he win the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship. You can find his full comments by clicking here.

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