Ex-AEW Star, Who Called the New World Heavyweight Championship a Participation Ribbon, Tells Why Cody Rhodes Should Be a Champion Soon

Published 05/08/2023, 6:30 PM EDT

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Recently, the WWE Chief Content Officer Triple H shocked the professional wrestling world by introducing a brand-new World Heavyweight Championship. The move was really shocking as WWE pulled it when everyone was busy wondering who will end Roman Reigns‘ championship reign.

Just as Triple H introduced the title, several fans and critics started to predict the first-ever champion. The ex-AEW star who is not a big fan of the title also shared her opinion. She wants the men’s Royal Rumble 2023 winner Cody Rhodes to be the inaugural champion for the title.

The former AEW star wants Cody Rhodes to win the new world heavyweight title


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In a recent interview with ‘WrestlingNewsCo’, the former AEW star Big Swole shared her opinion about the new title. Swole first said that the new title is just a participation ribbon for the WWE superstars. And then when the host asked her about a potential winner, she unhesitantly named Cody Rhodes.

According to Swole, Cody Rhodes is the perfect fit for the first-ever new WWE World Heavyweight Champion as he is already doing what a champion does before winning a title in the WWE. The former WWE talent also pointed out the support that Rhodes is getting from the fans right now.


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Talking about Cody Rhodes, Big Swole said, “I’m going for Cody because he can already do the schedule. He’s already doing everything a champion does before winning in WWE…..you know he’s already got that heat behind him and it looks like he is just the one…”

Even though Swole is clear about her opinion of making Rhodes a champion, when asked about his WrestleMania 39 defeat, her opinion was completely different.

Big Swole on Rhodes’ WrestleMania 39 defeat

Despite being the fan-favorite, the WWE superstar Cody Rhodes lost at Mania. He didn’t walk out of the arena with the gold around his waist. Even though several fans and critics were not happy with Triple H’s decision, according to Swole, it was the right call. 


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The former AEW star mentioned that it’s the procedure that fans enjoy more than the goal. She even mentioned that she wants to see all the hurdles that Cody Rhodes passes before actually winning the title. 

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Despite all the criticism, the new WWE World Heavyweight Championship could truly be a ladder for several mid-card wrestlers to prove their worth. It could also bring the superstars a step closer to dethroning ‘The Tribal Chief’ Roman Reigns.


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What do you think about Big Swole’s opinion? Do you think that Cody Rhodes is the best choice for the new championship, or do you have any other superstar in mind? Tell us in the comments section.

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Written by:

Manjot Kaur


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Manjot Kaur is a WWE writer at EssentiallySports. As a combat sports athlete herself, she has a deep understanding of the physical and intellectual nuances of wrestling, giving her a distinct edge when reporting on the action in the ring. With her direct association with sport on the ground, Manjot is able to provide unparalleled insight into the world of pro wrestling, offering readers an in-depth look at the personalities, rivalries, and storylines that define the sport.
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Debmallya Chakraborty