Following his crushing defeat at WrestleMania 39, and brutal beatdown at the hands of Brock Lesnar, Cody Rhodes has a lot to consider.
In the main event of the Hollywood spectacular, Rhodes took the Undisputed WWE Universal Champion, Roman Reigns to his limit and had victory in his sights. However, interference from the Enforcer Solo Sikoa resulted in Rhodes failing to dethrone the Tribal Chief.
It was an astounding defeat considering his storyline arch heading into the title bout. In the months leading to his championship challenge, Rhodes declared he returned to the company for one reason to win the title in honour of his father the legendary Dusty Rhodes.
With Rhodes emotionally proclaiming to “finish the story,” it seemed highly likely he would leave SoFi Stadium as the new champion, but that was not to be.
On the post-WrestleMania Monday Night Raw Rhodes looked to continue his feud with Reigns, joining forces with Brock Lesnar to take on the Head of the Table and Sikoa in a tag team main event. However, the ‘Beast’ shockingly turned on Rhodes with a brutal beatdown before the match even started.
Cody Rhodes Publically Addressed The Loss For The First Time
After a week of turmoil, the American Nightmare took to social media to publically address the situation and revealed he will speak about his WWE future on the April 10th edition of Raw.
“A long week. I know last Sunday was not the result I’d hoped for, and I know many fans were disappointed as well. I make no excuses. I lost. I’d be remiss if I didn’t tell you how much I enjoyed the ride…until Sunday night, and furthermore Monday night.
I would like to thank @thebrandirhodes @wwe , the city of Los Angeles, Matt Rolf, @bradkolowichjr , @sgovintage , @jtcervero , HHH, The McMahon Family, Bruce, Conrad, Kevin Dunn, Ryan W Ryan C Mustache Chad Brian James Ed K, John Cone,
John Cena, and @makeawishamerica for allowing me the honor to induct 15 wishes into the Circle Of Champions, and many more names I may be forgetting…in addition Nick Khan for taking care of my family through the festivities.
Lastly, the almost 200k fans who attended the weekend overall…unwavering and motivating. I want to be your champion. This Monday I hope to speak about my future with WWE and what may be next for me. @usanetwork