Cody Rhodes Reveals Bittersweet Moment He Experience on His Journey to Stardom

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Cody Rhodes has been the prime example of hard work, rejuvenation, and perseverance to go from being a mid-card talent to rising above as the poster boy of WWE. His journey to the top culminated at WrestleMania 40 when he defeated Roman Reigns for the Undisputed WWE title and managed to “Finish The Story.”

However, as the fans saw, the culmination of Cody’s story had to go through its own ups and downs. This prompted Rhodes to reveal his reaction to a poignant moment following which the rise of Cody Rhodes actually began.

What was the bitter-sweet moment Cody Rhodes talked about?

After his 2024 Royal Rumble victory, Cody Rhodes unexpectedly stepped aside and let his future rival on the road to WrestleMania, The Rock took the spot to face his cousin, Roman Reigns for the title and finally put on the dream showdown that had been speculated for years.

During an appearance on the MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani, The American Nightmare called it a bittersweet moment. While he was giving the fans one of the biggest WrestleMania matches of all time, the thought of his opportunity being taken away heavily weighed on him. The fact was evident from his reaction when he handed The Rock his chance to headline WrestleMania 40 against Roman Reigns.

“It was something … this is the best answer I can give … it was something that was extremely touching, but what was being taken away from me was so weighing on my mind that I felt negative about what was probably a positive thing being said to me.”

Of course, the fans made their voice heard and that led to Cody Rhodes being inserted back into the main event of WrestleMania 40 with the rest, as they say, is history. Rhodes won the title and is now laser-focused on becoming a fighting champion that could possibly see him defend his title at the upcoming WWE Clash at the Castle 2024 and would take WWE to unprecedented heights it has never experienced before.

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