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Roman Reigns Follows Paul Heyman’s Path to Make Things Personal With His WrestleMania Opponent Cody Rhodes

Published 03/04/2023, 2:00 PM EST

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The marquee event WrestleMania 39 is drawing ever so near. The battle lines are being drawn for all the matches scheduled at the spectacle. And the enticing main event match is no different, with Roman Reigns and Cody Rhodes set to collide on the grand stage. The recent edition of SmackDown marked the first time the champion came face to face with the challenger.

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The whole promo between Reigns and Cody Rhodes screamed something special. But the Undisputed WWE Universal Champion definitely made their rivalry a personal one with his hard-hitting comments.

Roman Reigns and Cody Rhodes come face to face


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‘The American Nightmare’ did not waste any time in appearing before ‘The Tribal Chief’ on SmackDown. And due to Rhodes’ request, we got to see a one-on-one conversation between him and Reigns. However, what transpired next wasn’t too pleasing for the challenger.

Reigns went off to spew verbal venom, which has become synonymous with him. He said, “You ever won that one? {pointing to his title} Have you ever even competed for one of these? Have you ever been in the main event of WrestleMania before? Because I’m pretty sure I’ve done did all of that. So, that means I’m the most experienced main event of all time. But here’s the kicker. I’ve been groomed not only by my father but your father too”.


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It is a well-known fact that Dusty Rhodes played a major part in ‘The Head of The Table’s development during his time in NXT A point that has been made by Paul Heyman as well during his recent interactions with Rhodes.

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The feud is slowly but surely simmering up to a must-watch encounter. The former AEW star is the latest to try and dethrone Reigns.

Reigns has dominated the WWE for a long time


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WWE legends John Cena and ‘The Rated R Superstar’ Edge are among the high-profile victims of the former Shield member. It has been more than 900+ days since Reigns has sat atop the perch in the Stamford-based promotion. This monumental reign is unheard of in modern times.

The epic promo between the two competitors goes a long way in hyping up their match. The remarks made by Roman Reigns have made the tussle a personal one. Not that it was not personal before. The blockbuster showdown has given the fans a glimpse of what to expect.


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And the events of the confrontation are enough to build up excitement for the gigantic clash at WrestleMania. Who do you think will prevail in the main event of WrestleMania 39 Roman Reigns or Cody Rhodes? Let us know in the comments.

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Written by:

Ritvic Pratap Singh


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Ritvic Pratap Singh is a WWE and AEW writer at EssentiallySports. Ritvic is very passionate about WWE and pro wrestling as the image of a wrestling ring always filled him with excitement and AJ Styles his favorite WWE superstar. Besides the wrestling world, Ritvic also has a profound love for soccer and is an ardent Manchester City fan.
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Sherjeel Malik