At WrestleMania 39, Cody Rhodes will challenge Roman Reigns for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship. Once the dust has settled, The American Nightmare believes management might have an important decision to make.
Reigns has now held the Universal Championship for an incredible 925 days and when he clashes with Rhodes on The Grandest Stage Of Them All it will be almost a year to the day since he defeated Brock Lesnar for the WWE Championship, unifying the titles.
During a recent appearance on the Bart Winkler Show, Rhodes commented on the idea of separating the titles after his clash with The Tribal Chief, saying that’ll be a decision for management.
“What it will take for the titles to eventually be separated is, this happened in boxing years ago, maybe whoever is coming out of WrestleMania…obviously, I want to say with the most confidence in the world that it’s going to be me, but maybe who leaves WrestleMania, it’s time for perhaps management to step in and make that call so that you never put it on potentially me or potentially Roman Reigns to say, ‘I want this one more than the other.'”
Cody Rhodes wants the title Dusty Rhodes never won
When it comes to which title he would want to hold, Rhodes was clear it would be the WWE Championship as that’s the one his father was never able to win.
“Of course, the fan in me, I want my hands on the WWE Championship, its the one that [Dusty Rhodes] never got, but it would take someone telling me, ‘we have to go this way, both brands need a title.’
“Once you have them, [Roman Reigns] threw them down in front of me the other day and I felt my heart jump. For real, how sincerely I love these title belts that I’ve never touched.
“That’s a good time for maybe management to step in. If they did, I’d be all about it.”
If Rhodes gets his way, it’ll be him that management has to speak to about splitting the titles. On the most recent episode of Raw, he told Reigns in no uncertain terms that WrestleMania will mark the end of his “generational run” at the top of the company.
H/T to Fightful for the above transcription.