Cody Rhodes has opened up about his future goal after losing to Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 39 on April 2 2023.
With Paul Heyman recently commenting on the story of Cody Rhodes’ redemption from loss, Rhodes addressed the comments and also revealed his future goal in a recent interview.
Speaking to Comic Book Nation, the American Nightmare revealed:
“I almost think Mr. Heyman, I don’t know if it’s poking the bear, or if he likes living on the wild side, because he’s one of the smartest, most important, influential figures in the history of the sport, but he’s fully aware that I’m an incredibly reactionary person. I react differently.
“Five or seven years ago, if you sent me a tweet about how I couldn’t do something, I might react immediately and then try and go out and do it. That happened quite a bit.
“Today, it’s a little more cerebral in how I react to certain things.”
Rhodes would turn his attention to his recent loss at WrestleMania, exploring it through the upsides before turning to his reaction, stating:
“Reacting to losing at WrestleMania, here we are, the most profitable WrestleMania of all time, the most important show ever involved, this collective thing that fans love, and to be able to main event.
“So many people looked at it and tried to sell me that that was a win in itself and it’s not how I feel. A win is a win and a loss is a loss.
“I haven’t gone on TV talking about the nature of how I lost because I think it’s whining and I think everybody saw it. We saw it, we lived it, we breathed it.
“I think Mr. Heyman lives on the wild side in a sense when you hear things like ‘earn it,’ ‘hasn’t had enough adversity,’ I can’t wait until my documentary comes out.
“It’s very ironic in terms of juxtaposing the documentary and the amount of adversity in it, some people may not know about, particularly getting back to WWE, and Mr. Heyman’s comments.”
Cody Rhodes would conclude by discussing his goals in WWE, revealing:
“The goal is the same, is the best way to put it. The goal is the same for me as a sports entertainer, as a wrestler, I came here wanting one thing.
“It doesn’t mean other stories won’t happen that will also be finished and it doesn’t mean there aren’t other milestones, we’re talking about good things like video game covers, but the important thing to me is still the championship on Roman’s shoulders and it’s the biggest match that WWE could do, but it would take a great deal of mountains to be moved for that rematch to even happen.
“The goal is the same for me, I just have to see it through and do the work.”
It was recently reported that the idea of a Cody Rhodes vs Roman Reigns main event at WrestleMania 40 in 2024 was “on the table”.
Transcript from Fightful.
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