4 Dream Matches for Cody Rhodes’ Undisputed WWE Championship in 2024

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Cody Rhodes has ushered WWE into a new era with his monumental victory over The Tribal Chief Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 40, ending his historic title reign of the modern era. It was a chaotic affair in the main event at The Show of Shows that saw the appearances of WWE legends like The Rock, John Cena and The Undertaker.

But in the end, it was The American Nightmare who finished his story and built his kingdom by decimating the Island of Relevancy and leading the charge of WWE moving forward. Moreover, Cody Rhodes now has a tall task to leave up to the exceptional title reign of former champions like Bruno Sammartino, Hulk Hogan, John Cena, and even the previous title holder, Roman Reigns.

So here are 4 dream matches for Cody Rhodes defending his Undisputed WWE championship in 2024 as he gears up to become a fighting champion:

1. Cody Rhodes vs The Rock

The most highly anticipated dream match for Cody Rhodes would be against one of his top rivals on the road to WrestleMania 40, The Rock. The Final Boss had been a major roadblock in Rhodes’ quest to finish the story, laying down vicious beatdowns and verbal SmackDowns on multiple occasions. Moreover, in The Rock’s final appearance before going on hiatus, he hinted at a potential future showdown against The American Nightmare once he returns to the WWE landscape.

This could set the tone for The Rock to return during the summer to challenge Cody Rhodes for the Undisputed WWE Championship to avenge the loss of his cousin Roman Reigns and complete the tasks he failed to do at WrestleMania 40.

2. Cody Rhodes vs AJ Styles

The two WWE superstars who have a storied history with each other, Cody Rhodes and AJ Styles are in every sense of the word, a blockbuster dream match. The former Bullet Club members have never stood across the ring against each other in a one-on-one showdown. However, with Styles slated for a huge No.1 contender match to determine Cody’s first opponent for the title at WWE Backlash France, the dream match could finally come to fruition.

Moreover, that would make AJ Styles the only person to have battled Cody Rhodes and his father, The American Dream Dusty Rhodes who he faced during his upcoming days in TNA Wrestling.

3. Cody Rhodes vs Randy Orton

The American Nightmare Cody Rhodes came to WWE during the late 2000s and went straight under the tutelage of The Viper, Randy Orton as part of his then-faction, Legacy. Furthermore, Rhodes has a lot to credit to Orton for his early beginnings that shaped him into the megastar we know today.

Although Cody and Randy have squared off in the past, they have yet to face each other ever since Rhodes came back to WWE at WrestleMania 38 for his second run. With Cody Rhodes as the top champion of the company, a one-on-one showdown against Randy Orton with the Undisputed WWE Title at stake would surely prove to be a blockbuster encounter.

4. Cody Rhodes vs CM Punk

The two men who had the opportunity to put on one of the biggest matches in AEW, Cody Rhodes and CM Punk missed their shot in Tony Khan’s company. However, with Punk and Rhodes now a part of the WWE roster, the dream match could finally take place in their landscape.

The scenario could see CM Punk recuperate from his triceps injury in a few months and feud with his arch-rival, The Scottish Warrior Drew McIntyre. The rivalry could gain CM Punk the much-needed credibility upon his resurgence back as an in-ring competitor. This would set the tone for a top-caliber match between The Best in the World and The American Nightmare at a major show like WWE SummerSlam.

Which Cody Rhodes dream match for the Undisputed WWE Championship are you most looking forward to? Sound off in the comments!