Jeff Jarrett: Roman Reigns Winning At WrestleMania 39 Would Hurt Him More Than It Would Hurt Cody

Jeff Jarrett says he believes Roman Reigns winning at WrestleMania 39 would hurt him more than it would Cody.

Rhodes has been riding plenty of momentum since he won the 2023 Men's Royal Rumble match, and he will aim to dethrone Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns at WWE WrestleMania 39. Reigns' title run spans over 900 days, and while many fans predict that Rhodes will win the gold, some believe that Reigns will retain at WrestleMania 39.

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Speaking on his My World with Jeff Jarrett podcast, the WWE Hall of Famer was asked how he would book the outcome of the match if it was up to him. He made it clear that he believes that Rhodes should win the bout, and he called the specific situation a special opportunity, given the various aspects of Cody's story. Jarrett then stated that he believes Reigns winning the match would hurt him more than it would Rhodes.

“There is no doubt in my mind, and look, you can get all kinds of metrics and however you want to slice it, but a big show and a big stage, and look, you can say fundamentals and basics and building blocks, you can put all of it, all your eggs in one basket, but I don’t remember a time, and I’m sure maybe a Cena in the early days, but I don’t remember a time off the top of my head that the industry had the opportunity, because Cody, and they positioned it, yes it’s lineage and winning a title that his father never won, that’s emotional, kind of Cody going away, maybe not having the most successful run, depends on what metric you wanna use, went away, started from the ground up, all the independent scenes. Obviously the story at AEW goes without saying. That is a part of this story, and him going back, the opportunity and now on the opposite side of the fence, it’s a guy that hasn’t been beat in three years. You don’t really get those opportunities to come around. There’s only one finish. I’ll say this. If Roman didn’t do the honors, I truly believe it would hurt Roman worse than it would hurt Cody. I do," Jarrett said.

Jarrett continued by explaining that he believes the decision is a no-brainer. He pointed to Reigns' light schedule and stated that he doesn't think this approach is sustainable. Jarrett used TV shows and movies as an example and noted that the product suffers when the top star is not present on most shows.

"To me, it’s a no-brainer, and it goes without saying, a guy with, in my mindset, it’s no secret. Roman doesn’t really work. Not just house shows. I think it’s really select shows. He’s done Raw and SmackDown here [ahead of WrestleMania]. For a long time, he was one day a week. I don’t believe that’s sustainable in so many ways in this industry. I just don’t. You can use the analogy of a TV show, a movie, or a musical act. You’re a touring company. You better have your lead singer on almost all your shows. That’s just the reality. When you don’t, the product is lesser then. My understanding, Cody’s saying line me up, let’s go to work ala Cena, ala anybody in that top role. It’s a no-brainer," he said.

Kurt Angle recently shared his belief that Cody Rhodes will defeat Roman Reigns at WWE WrestleMania 39. Check out his comments here.

In a recent interview, Cody Rhodes commented on Dusty Rhodes' influence on WrestleMania 39. Click here to see what he had to say.

Click here to see what Dustin Rhodes had to say about his brother, Cody.

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