Roman Reigns defeated hot-favourite Cody Rhodes in the principle occasion of WrestleMania 39 earlier this month. Main into the high-octane encounter, a number of WWE followers had pinned their hopes on The American Nightmare to finish Reigns’ historic profitable streak however that did not occur as The Tribal Chief grabbed victory with assist from The Bloodline.
In a current episode of his Oh You Didn’t Know podcast, former WWE star “Road Dogg” Brian James weighed in on the query of Rhodes’ win in sharp distinction to the defeat that he really confronted.
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“The argument is a legitimate one to go back now that history has told that story and go, ‘Okay. Should he have got it then? Should he won it then?’ Like, man, I don’t think that’s smart business. I think that’s great booking if you’re a fan, but I don’t think it’s smart business. If you tell the story and go, ‘The end,’ close the book. Then, ‘Okay, now we got to start over,’ I just feel like this was just a chapter closing,” stated Dogg.
The WWE Corridor of Famer additional highlighted that Rhodes did not face a lot adversity to ultimately emerge as the brand new champion. Dogg lauded The American Nightmare for his achievements since his return however went on to focus on that Rhodes nonetheless wanted to earn the fitting to be a champion like Reigns.
“He got here in, and this has been stated by some folks that talk about wrestling that kinda know what they’re speaking about, he got here in, and he had no adversity. He went proper by means of the Rumble, proper by means of all people, and proper to the champion. So the argument could possibly be made, ‘Man if you just give it to him now, did he earn it?’ Sure, he has over the extension of his profession, for certain, in the event you can inform that complete story, and so they have tried to inform that complete story as a lot as they may in the event you see within the promos, they discuss quite a bit about what all he’s finished as a result of that’s a very cool a part of his story is what he has achieved on this business. By himself, what I imply? Like, I imply, sure, he’s had some assist. Sure, his father was a wrestler, his brother, all that. Man, he got here in and altered the sport somewhat bit, and kudos to him for that,” stated Dogg.
“So really, it’s a bigger picture conversation. Whether he has the title around his waist right now or not, let’s just stop and think about what Cody’s done and accomplished from a human standpoint. Holy mackerel, this dude’s an entrepreneur in the industry of sports entertainment, and that has never existed before,” he concluded.