Cody Rhodes failed to dethrone Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns in the main event of WrestleMania 39 (Night Two).
While fans were disappointed with the outcome, many WWE Hall of Famers have since supported WWE’s decision to allow Reigns to retain at WrestleMania.
In an interview with Fightful, WWE Hall of Famer Jake Roberts addressed Cody’s loss at WrestleMania 39, stating that the finish didn’t actually hurt him. Roberts said,
“Well, knowing Vince McMahon, I could have told you that’s what would happen. Because everybody just knew Cody [Rhodes] was going to take it [get the victory], and if everybody’s calling for it. Vince is going to do quite the opposite, you know? He doesn’t want anyone calling his sh*t. So, as far as business-wise, it did disappoint a lot of people. I don’t think it hurt Cody. But, I mean, my god, they threw everything but the kitchen sink at him. But, at some point soon, they would give the title to him.”
Following a triumph over Brock Lesnar at WWE Backlash 2023, Rhodes lost to The Beast this past weekend at WWE Night Of Champions 2023 in Saudi Arabia.