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Roman Reigns Drops Massive Hint of Who Might Break His Incredible 880+ Day WWE Universal Championship Title Reign Ahead of Royal Rumble

Published 01/28/2023, 2:15 PM EST

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now,The fans are eagerly waiting for the Royal Rumble 2023 premium live event. The anticipation is higher than ever, with many top names rumored to return at the event. There is speculation about Dwayne Johnson, ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin, and even John Cena showing up at the Rumble, though none of them are confirmed to appear. But one name that will be in the 30-men Royal Rumble match is Cody Rhodes.

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Many fans even believe that Rhodes is the favorite to win the whole thing and challenge Roman Reigns for the titles at WrestleMania. In terms of star power, very few names could stand toe-to-toe with Reigns in today’s WWE landscape. But Cody Rhodes’ name is thought to be on that small list. Ahead of the first WWE PLE of the year, Reigns sat down for an interview and shared his thoughts on Rhodes.


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Roman Reigns praised Cody Rhodes for his Hell in a Cell performance

With the Road to WrestleMania kicking off this weekend at the Royal Rumble, there is a lot of speculation among fans about who could dethrone Roman Reigns as champion and end his historic run. The ‘Head of the Table’ is operating on a different level as compared to the rest of the roster. As such, WWE will have to be careful with the name, they pick to become champion after Reigns.

Recently, speaking on The Tonight Show Roman Reigns addressed the rumors of his cousin Dwayne Johnson returning to the squared circle to face him and warned ‘The Brahma Bull’ to be “ready to fall down” if he shows up. The host Jimmy Fallon then asked him who else is in the mix to face him. ‘The Tribal Chief’ mentioned the name of the ‘Honorary Uce’ Sami Zayn before bringing up Cody Rhodes.


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Cody Rhodes made the jump from AEW to WWE last year when he wrestled Seth Rollins at WrestleMania. He’s in line for a main event push before his injury. Reigns said Rhodes was “super white hot” prior to his injury. He then went into detail about how Rhodes won over the fans with his performance at Hell in a Cell; where he wrestled with a torn pectoral muscle for around 40 minutes. Reigns commented, “A fourth of his body is completely broken. And he goes out there and puts on a 40-minute performance and just completely wins over our entire fan base.

Reigns also praised Rhodes for his effort and said, “So lots of guts, lot of courage on him. He’s gonna be coming back soon, too.” This is indeed high praise for Rhodes from one of the top WWE stars today. But before he can think about main-eventing WrestleMania, he will have to go through Kevin Owens at the PLE.

Can Cody Rhodes win the Royal Rumble?


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After announcing that he will be participating in the Royal Rumble match, Cody Rhodes is one of the hot favorites to win the match. This could be the beginning of his quest to bring the WWE Championship to the Rhodes family for the first time.

But with the rumored return of Dwayne Johnson and the recent rise of Sami Zayn to being one of the hottest acts in pro wrestling right now; Cody’s success at the Rumble is far from guaranteed. Then there is a possibility of Seth Rollins or someone like Brock Lesnar completely upsetting the apple cart.


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The excitement is palpable ahead of the Royal Rumble. Fans cannot wait to see who wins the battle royal and challenges Reigns for the title at WrestleMania. Let us know who you wish to see win the Royal Rumble match in the comments below.

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Sherjeel Malik


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Sherjeel Malik is a WWE writer at Essentially Sports. He has been a passionate Wrestling fan since childhood and his all-time favorites include 'The Hardy Boyz' and Randy Orton. Sherjeel also follows soccer religiously and is a Liverpool fan.
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