Top WWE Star Opens Up On Why The Cody Rhodes Story Succeeds

3 weeks ago by Dave Adamson

Top WWE Star Opens Up On Why The Cody Rhodes Story Succeeds WWE

A top WWE star has opened on the trust that the fans have for the Cody Rhodes story and the issue of the “lens of season finales”.

Much of the build up for WrestleMania 39’s main event saw Cody Rhodes on an epic “finish the story” campaign that ended with a story that he wasn’t seemingly able to actually finish.

Triple H, in the post-show press conference, would explain that the story never finishes in WWE, with other names in the business offering their own opinions of what went down in the main event of Night 2 of WrestleMania 39.

Sami Zayn, one half of the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions, has now weighed in on the story on My Love Letter to Wrestling with Mark Andrews, saying:

“There were two parts to it. One, Cody genuinely did have a lot of respect and equity with the audience, especially coming back from that injury, and they just like him. So, it wasn’t the same thing as Batista returning, who they hadn’t seen in years at that point, and they viewed him as a part-timer.

“You touched on something, which was the trust. At that point, the audience had learned to trust wherever the story was going. Even if they were skeptical and even if there were people who were like, ‘Nah, I really want to see Sami and Roman or they should go this direction.’

“Over the eight months or whatever it was prior to that point, they learned to…even if it wasn’t what they wanted exactly, we earned enough trust for them to go, ‘Well, okay, let’s see where it goes.’

“I do think, strictly from a story perspective, it would have been great to see Cody put a bow on it, but it’s still building. That’s the thing that people, it’s so hard to understand about WWE.

“We build to these things that appear to be these culminations, but there is always a TV show next week. We look at these things through the lens of TV shows and season finales.

“Even me, ‘Yeah, of course, Cody has to win,’ but you have to hold on to that trust. I’m a fan, I’m invested, and I trust they’ll pay this off properly at the right time and let’s see where it goes.”

The next big challenge for Zayn and Kevin Owens comes at WWE Night of Champions when their championship will be on the line against The Bloodline’s Roman Reigns & Solo Sikoa.

Cody Rhodes will also be in action at WWE Night of Champions on May 27 in Saudi Arabia, facing Brock Lesnar.

Rhodes had words to say about Brock Lesnar on the May 15 episode of WWE Raw, footage of which can be seen below this news story.

Here are results from the May 15 episode of WWE Raw:

Shinsuke Nakamura def. The Miz

It was announced Liv Morgan had suffered an injury and the scheduled Women’s Tag Team Championship match was cancelled

Mustafa Ali won a battle royal to become #1 contender for Gunther’s Intercontinental Championship at Night of Champions

Becky Lynch returned and cut a promo on Trish Stratus, challenging her to a match at Night of Champions

Dominik Mysterio def. Xavier Woods

As JD McDonagh left the arena after an interview, there was a tease of Finn Balor scouting him to recruit him for Judgment Day

Indus Sher (Sanga & Veer) def. two jobbers

Cody Rhodes promo on Brock Lesnar ahead of their Night of Champions match

Raquel Rodriguez def. Chelsea Green

Judgment Day (Finn Balor & Damian Priest) def. Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn after interference from Imperium, which had been instigated by Paul Heyman doing deals with Judgment Day and Imperium earlier in the night

Transcript from Fightful.

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