Cody Rhodes Tempted By Non-Roman Reigns Match At WWE WrestleMania 40

This past Saturday night, Cody Rhodes punched his ticket to the WWE WrestleMania 40 main event when he won the men’s WWE Royal Rumble match. Memorably, at WWE WrestleMania 39, Rhodes fell short in his attempt to dethrone Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns. During his post-WWE Royal Rumble press conference appearance, Rhodes seemed to make it clear that his sights were still set on The Tribal Chief and his desire to “finish the story” with a win over him.

On tonight’s WWE Raw, WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth “Freaking” Rollins confronted Rhodes and made the case for why he should be the one to face him on the grandest stage of them all.

“Do you remember why this title came to be?” Rollins began. “It was because every single one of these people was sick and tired of Roman Reigns. They were sick and tired of him showing up every other week, then every other month, then every six months, never defending the title, cheating to win every single time he had an opportunity to be an honorable man. This title is our title. This title is for us. It is by us.

“And we had built this title up through broken bones, through a broken back, through a blown-out knee. We, we, all of us, you included, we have leveled the playing field with the World Heavyweight Championship. So we don’t need to pretend like Roman Reigns is a God anymore because he’s not. We don’t need to pretend that Roman Reigns is on some untouchable pedestal. Hell, we don’t need Roman Reigns at all.”

“Do you want the Hollywood title?” he continued. “The Hulk Hogan title? The one for posers and frauds? The title for people who politic their way to the top? Or do you want the Dusty Rhodes title? Do you want the workhorse championship? The blue-collar championship? Because that’s what the World Heavyweight Championship means. It is about who is the very best between these ropes.

“I could ask Dusty, you know, I could say which title would Dusty rather have? But we both know the answer to that, and the truth is it doesn’t really matter because it’s not about him. It hasn’t been about him for a long time. This is about you. This is about you and your decision.”

Rhodes took in Rollins’ words before replying, “I’ll think about it.”

It is possible WWE WrestleMania 40 main event plans could be changing in the wake of CM Punk’s injury, which he confirmed earlier tonight. Until now, Rollins was expected to face Punk in the Night One main event, but now, anything is possible, as they say.

This exchange between Rhodes and Rollins will be discussed on tonight’s ClubHaus WWE Raw Review, available to all ClubHaus tiered members, starting at just $5! To sign up to become a ClubHaus member, click HERE.

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