Cody Rhodes successfully returned to WWE last year after spending six years away from the organization. He took part in a number of wrestling promotions while he was away from home, and he plans to honour that experience in his WrestleMania 39 match. Following his departure from WWE in 2016, The American Nightmare went on to have a successful independent career.
He competed in matches for a number of promotions, such as Northeast Wrestling, PWG, ROH, and Evolve. Also, he contributed to the 2019 development of AEW as one of its brains. At WrestleMania 38, Rhodes made a comeback to the Stamford promotion as Seth Rollins’ unknown foe. Before Cody’s injury stopped him, the two had a brief feud.
Rhodes returned to the Stamford-based promotion at WrestleMania 38 as Seth Rollins’ unnamed challenger. The two briefly fought before Cody’s injuries forced him to miss some time. At the WWE Royal Rumble, he made a comeback and triumphed in the Men’s Rumble contest. In April, he will compete against Roman Reigns for the undisputed WWE Universal Title.
Cody Rhodes disclosed that he intends to add each independent promotion he previously participated in a weight belt for WrestleMania 39. “A minor spoiler I suppose I was trying to think of an idea for a weight belt for a very specific PLE or Pay-Per-View, or whatever you want to call it, where I wrote every independent promotion I worked at on it because that was the most important thing I did: this connection with the fans and getting to know them at the grassroots level, which eventually became my main source of income.
Even if many fans would prefer Sami Zayn to hold that position, Cody Rhodes isn’t sorry for winning the Royal Rumble and getting a shot at the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship at WrestleMania. Rhodes stated that gaining the support of WWE fans by the time he competes at WrestleMania 39 is “another goal post” he needs to cross on the most recent episode of the “Cheap Heat” podcast with Peter Rosenberg.
Additionally, he added, the fans should be delighted that they have “two options” for challenging champion Roman Reigns: either Zayn at this weekend’s Elimination Chamber or Rhodes at WrestleMania 39.”People have been wanting these realistic candidates to dethrone the greatest champion of our period for, I feel like [for] two years,” Rhodes said.