Cody Rhodes Wants Busy Schedule If He Becomes Undisputed WWE Universal Champion
Cody Rhodes has made it clear that if he becomes the Undisputed WWE Universal Champion then he wants a “more is more” schedule instead of “less is more.”
The biggest match in the professional wrestling career of Cody Rhodes is coming in less than two weeks at WrestleMania 39 at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles. On April 2nd, Cody will challenge Roman Reigns for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship (WWE & Universal Titles).
For over 900+ days, Reigns has held that Universal Title while this year’s WrestleMania will be one year since he won the WWE Title as well. Reigns has also worked a part-time WWE schedule where he only appears on television a few times a month, he doesn’t defend his titles that often and live appearances are rare. It is similar to what Brock Lesnar did as WWE/Universal Champion for many years in the last decade.
If Cody Rhodes becomes the Undisputed WWE Universal Champion, he wants to be a champion that wrestles often and defends his title on a regular basis instead of being a part-timer.
During an interview with Astro SuperSport, Cody spoke about what beating Reigns would mean.
“It would mean vindication. I’ve made a great career out of proving people wrong, and I’ve taken the attitude as of now about proving people right, especially this new audience with WWE that has really warmly welcomed me back. A whole new audience that kind of pairs well with the independent audience I was able to bring over and hopefully bring as many folks as I could.”
“They pair so well together. It’s vindication for both those who are just in it now; this is their first ride with ‘The American Nightmare.’ They like what they’re seeing. Then, it’s vindication for those who have been there every step of the way.”
Cody Rhodes also referenced his theme song while naming Bret Hart and Ric Flair as legends who defended their World Titles often, which is something that Cody wants to do.
“Like the song Kingdom says, ‘I’ll follow you till the end.’ When is the end? Is the end when I win the WWE Undisputed Universal Championship, or is the end when I win that title and then take it every single place I can possibly take it and excel and deliver on a level that no champion has done in years? I want to cut a schedule like Bret Hart, like Ric Flair.”
“I want to do something very different than modern champions have done, where there’s a bit of a ‘less is more’ schedule. I want a ‘more is more’ schedule. It would mean vindication for me, for sure.”
Roman Reigns is headed to WWE Monday Night Raw tonight on March 20th for a confrontation with Cody Rhodes ahead of their WrestleMania match.