The American Nightmare Cody Rhodes is hoping to finish his story in the main event of WrestleMania 39.
After winning the Royal Rumble, Rhodes is set to challenge Roman Reigns for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship in Los Angeles on April 2.
Speculation has emerged about Rhodes bringing back the iconic ‘winged eagle’ WWE Championship design should he emerge victorious at WrestleMania.
Cody spoke about the speculation on a recent appearance on WWE’s The Bump, where he said:
“Through my youth, the WWE that I was watching was really synonymous with the Winged Eagle. I think there’s a lot of people that love the Winged Eagle design, a lot of people like the Big Eagle, but the Winged Eagle was the one for me. Today’s design with the giant W is also incredibly special because it’s this walking billboard for the promotion.
“It was just a pipe dream. I post that and I don’t want people to think I’m calling a shot, I don’t want people to think I’m going into business for myself, the reality is I was able to change the Intercontinental Championship once before, which seemed absurd, and if I’m able to get to the finish line, biggest WrestleMania of all time, SoFi in Hollywood. If I’m able to get to the finish line and get my hands on these things that, like I said, have alluded my family until now, it just would be kind of a fun, maybe it’s just a pipe dream, maybe it’s just a thought, a glimmer but it would be fun to just say ‘lets just boil them down and bring back the Winged Eagle.’
“Now there might already, listen this is me just talking, I feel like I’m gonna leave and get a bazillion texts like ‘no no’. All the titles, it’s the equity within them that makes them special, but just from a design standpoint, I just have a lot of love and reverence for that one and it’s just a little pipe dream. I had the same pipe dream with the Intercontinental title and I was lucky enough to make that come to fruition so, follow along, because this is where the fun begins.”
Cody added more fuel to the fire today, reposting a photo of a Cody Rhodes action figure throwing the current WWE Championship into a fire, with the Winged Eagle over his shoulder.
There has been speculation of WWE separating the two world championships after WrestleMania as Triple H looks to ‘reset’ the WWE brands.
Roman Reigns is set to return on next week’s episode of SmackDown, with him likely set to go face to face with the American Nightmare on the show.
— Cody Rhodes (@CodyRhodes) February 26, 2023
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