DDP On Cody Rhodes: I Can't Think Of A Better Person To Represent WWE Right Now

DDP thinks Cody Rhodes is the best choice to represent WWE, especially during a challenging time.

In many ways, Cody Rhodes has become the face of WWE since he returned to the company in 2022. He won the 2024 Men's Royal Rumble, seemingly setting the stage for a rematch with Roman Reigns. However, on the February 2 episode of WWE SmackDown, he revealed that he would not be facing Reigns at WrestleMania 40, as The Rock confronted Reigns at the end of the show.

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Speaking with Sportskeeda Wrestling Senior Editor Bill Apter, Cody Rhodes' longtime friend DDP discussed his win in the Royal Rumble. He acknowledged that there is a "dark cloud" over WWE right now and stated that Cody is the best choice to represent the company.

“I don’t think, because we all know there’s been a little adversity, there’s a little dark cloud right now. I don’t know what happened there, I wasn’t there. I don’t know. But I’ll tell you what I do know. When you have anything like that happen, who are you looking at now to represent the company? I don’t think there’s a better person that can represent the company. Family values, work ethic is insane, all of his belts say ‘do the work.’ That’s what that they say on them. If doesn’t say ‘American Nightmare’, somewhere he’s written on it ‘Do The Work.’ It’s all about that. He wrestled with a torn pec and went 20 minutes with one of the greatest wrestlers ever, Seth Rollins, and made it through and came back from that injury. To get this spot, I can’t think of a better person in their company that I’d want to see. Taking nothing away from Roman Reigns because he has proved to be a demigod, and he really has. I watched him from The Shield on. He actually did DDP Yoga when he was playing for Georgia Tech, so that’s the first time I ever met Roman because I was working with the team. But this guy, he’s a demigod. He’s in the same vein of Hogan now and of course Austin and The Rock, all of it. But I just can’t see a better person, especially at this time, to represent the WWE," DDP said.

Cody Rhodes is set to face Shinsuke Nakamura in a Bull Rope match on the February 5 episode of WWE Raw. Fightful will have live coverage of the show as it airs.

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