Cody Rhodes’ Loss at WrestleMania XL Might Take WWE to New Heights, ECW Legend Suggests

Published 03/03/2024, 10:12 AM EST

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ECW Hardcore Legend Tommy Dreamer was invited to the Busted Open podcast, in the episode titled Can You Smell What the Rock is Cooking? | Thank You Sting. Tommy Dreamer and a returning Matt Camp discussed The Rock’s promo from SmackDown last week and Sting’s retirement. During a segment in the podcast, they also discussed the different scenarios from Cody Rhodes vs. Roman Reigns main event match at WrestleMania.

Tommy Dreamer wants Roman Reigns to win and keep his title

While explaining his opinion on the storyline beyond WrestleMania, Tommy Dreamer gave his verdict in favour of Roman Reigns. He said, “There’s so much more to this if Roman stays the champion. Coz now you have somebody who is pulling the strings behind the scenes as well. There’s such a bigger dynamics with Roman winning.


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Dreamer’s comments are regarding the main event match between Roman Reigns and Cody Rhodes at WrestleMania XL night 2. It comes as a contrast to the views of many WWE fans who desperately want to see Cody Rhodes win and finish his story. But Dreamer sees the bigger picture and suggests what is best for business.

He continues and explains the reason behind his suggestion. He said, “I am telling you this and it makes me feel even more and I joke about the Cody crybaby, but I have given you a lot of examples about overcoming adversity is what you need to do and to continue. And Cody is that good of a babyface to do it.

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Well, if Cody Rhodes does not beat Roman Reigns, then what is the plan going forward? Well, Tommy Dreamer has suggested an alternative and his opinion on what should be the storyline going forward.


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Tommy Dreamer suggests a future storyline involving Cody Rhodes

He feels that Cody Rhodes coming at #1 and winning the Royal Rumble again would put him on a pedestal. Or WWE could involve Cody Rhodes in a mega—power storyline by teaming him with Seth Rollins while Roman Reigns sets off to find a new worthy opponent.

He did not count out the factor of Damian Priest’s MITB contract which he can cash in anywhere. Dreamer suggests cashing it on Drew McIntyre, whose story is about winning in front of an audience. Then, McIntyre and Priest could carry their feud while Rollins is available for a storyline with Rhodes.


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Himangshu Sinha


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Himangshu Sinha is a WWE reporter at EssentiallySports who is a beast at keeping up with the latest in the wrestling world. He enjoys covering the lives of wrestlers, often poring over interviews, podcasts, and overlooked details to back his writing. While he maintains a respect for Gunther, LA Knight, and The Tribal Chief, in his mind, no one can beat one of AEW’s Best Friends, Orange Cassidy.
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