Cody Rhodes: I Wanted My Matches To Reflect A Different Time For The WWE Title

Cody Rhodes discusses his title reign.

When Cody Rhodes dethroned Roman Reigns at WWE WrestleMania XL, he started a new era by ending Reigns' historic world title run. Now, two months into Rhodes' reign, he has defended the title against AJ Styles and LA Knight in some buzzworthy bouts.

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Speaking on The Babyfaces Podcast, Cody Rhodes was asked about following Roman Reigns' title reign and keeping the momentum going following his victory.

“Big thing for me was, I wanted the matches to reflect a different time for the title, and I don’t know if the Logan [Paul] one checked that box necessarily, but I can tell you the first AJ match certainly did, in terms of what myself as champion would look like. I think a thing to avoid, pitfall, is to make the comparisons to what Roman did because it was such a unique time, Roman carrying WWE through COVID and having the titles for so many years and all that. For me, it’s all about making it my own thing, and the reality is, if WrestleMania XL was the peak, then it was a really incredible peak. But I had a good tendency to see where the puck is going in the industry, and I think it only gets better from here," Rhodes said.

Cody Rhodes is set to defend the Undisputed WWE Championship against AJ Styles at WWE Clash at the Castle. More information is available here.

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