Road Dogg Doesn't Think Cody Rhodes Winning At WrestleMania 39 Would've Been 'Smart Business'

Another legend has chimed in on Cody Rhodes' failed attempt to become the Undisputed WWE Universal Champion at WrestleMania 39.

Brian "Road Dogg" James has faced Cody Rhodes in the past. In fact, Cody Rhodes and his brother, Goldust, were the final team that the New Age Outlaws defeated to become the WWE Tag Team Champions back in 2014. These days Road Dogg is the WWE Senior Vice President of Live Events and Cody Rhodes has finally ascended to the main event scene.

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Discussing Cody Rhodes' loss to Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 39 on his podcast, Road Dogg echoed the belief that Rhodes has not faced enough adversity during his return to WWE, believing that there is more to this story that Cody was unable to finish in SoFi Stadium in California.

"The argument is a legitimate one to go back now that history has told that story and go, 'Okay. Should he have got it then? Should he won it then?' Like, man, I don't think that's smart business. I think that's great booking if you're a fan, but I don't think it's smart business. If you tell the story and go, 'The end,' close the book. Then, 'Okay, now we got to start over,' I just feel like this was just a chapter closing. He came in, and this has been said by some people that speak about wrestling that kinda know what they're talking about, he came in, and he had no adversity. He went right through the Rumble, right through everybody, and right to the champion. So the argument could be made, 'Man if you just give it to him now, did he earn it?' Yes, he has over the extension of his career, for sure, if you can tell that whole story, and they have tried to tell that whole story as much as they could if you see in the promos, they talk a lot about what all he's done because that's a really cool part of his story is what he has accomplished in this industry. By himself, you know what I mean? Like, I mean, yes, he's had some help. Yes, his father was a wrestler, his brother, all that. Man, he came in and changed the game a little bit, and kudos to him for that," said Road Dogg on Oh, You Didn't Know?

"So really, it's a bigger picture conversation," he adds. "Whether he has the title around his waist right now or not, let's just stop and think about what Cody's done and accomplished from a human standpoint. Holy mackerel, this dude's an entrepreneur in the industry of sports entertainment, and that has never existed before."

Other legends like Kurt Angle believe that WWE missed an opportunity to create a megastar. Read Kurt Angle's thoughts on the topic at this link.

Fans can read Paul Heyman's thoughts on the match he was ringside for at WrestleMania 39 at this link.

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