Cody Rhodes Won’t Finish His Story Says WWE Hall Of Famer

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Cody Rhodes has another shot at Roman Reigns, but a WWE Hall of Famer with ties to The Bloodline thinks Cody might come up short again.

The storyline going into WrestleMania 39 a year ago was about Cody Rhodes trying to beat Roman Reigns and “finish his story” as the Undisputed WWE Universal Champion. It didn’t happen due to Bloodline interference.

One year later at WrestleMania 40, Cody Rhodes gets another shot at Roman’s title after winning the Royal Rumble for the second year on April 7th. This time, Cody will also team with Seth Rollins at WrestleMania 40 Night 1 on April 6th against The Rock & Roman Reigns as well.

If Cody & Seth win then Cody’s match with Reigns will be free of The Bloodline. However, if Rock & Reigns win then it’s Bloodline Rules, which means a lot of interference in the match since The Rock said he would whip Cody Rhodes with a belt and taunt Cody’s mother Michelle too.

Rikishi is a WWE Hall of Famer who is the father of The Usos & Solo Sikoa while also being an uncle to Reigns as well. While speaking on his Rikishi Fatu Off The Top podcast, the big man known for having a good time doesn’t think Cody Rhodes will finish his story at this year’s WrestleMania in Philadelphia.

“I don’t see the story being finished. I’ll tell you why. When I spit, this is nothing that’s been thought about. This just comes off as we do our show every Tuesday. This comes just fresh off the dome. Nothing scripted, nothing talked about. I don’t find out anything until you bring it to me. Again, I’m gonna talk to the people from an entertainment standpoint and from a business factor. Entertainment, yeah, we all want to see the good guy finish the story.”

“But there always has to be the guys to put asses in seats, to be able to mix it up with people that are babyfaces, that are the fans’ favorite for the time being. Where do we go if we finish the story with Cody and Roman? Okay, fans [are] happy. Everybody’s happy. But where do we go after that? Whereas if in case we do go into the second night with The Bloodline story, there’s so many ways you can go, coming off of that angle. So many other branches you can take.”

“It can be down the line. Rock/Rock for whatever match. Roman/Seth for whatever match. Come back into a cage match. There’s probably a whole year, this one angle can go on and on. Which generates revenue for TKO. Generates revenue for WWE. Here’s the beautiful thing. It continues to lock in the fans on the product that’s been out here now for a year, not even a year yet with TKO. So we gotta see numbers, man.”

“We gotta see asses in seats. We gotta see every place that this company goes to, with these four guys, needs to be selling out. I can see, this type of angle doesn’t need to be featured in any arenas, coliseums. It needs to be featured on all these big stadiums across the world. So that’s what my thought is.”

Does Rikishi Want Cody Rhodes To Become WWE Champion?

As the discussion continued, WWE Hall of Famer Rikishi made it clear that he does want Cody to be the Undisputed WWE Universal Champion, but he doesn’t think it’s the right time.

“Do I want to see Cody finish the [story]? Hell yeah. On a personal level, yes. Yes. Deserves to. The legacy and his family dynasty, yes, it’s a must. But at the same time, timing is everything, man.”

“How many times you gonna get The Rock and Roman Reigns? You tell me, the GOATs of all GOATs? If anybody in this industry tells me that they would never want to work with The Rock or Roman, you’re full of s**t because all these guys gonna do, number one is help put respect to your name, and number two, it’s gonna put some money in your pocket. Probably the biggest money you ever had in your pocket.”

Elsewhere on the same podcast, Rikishi made his pick for the matchup between his twin sons Jey Uso against Jimmy Uso, and why he thinks one of them should get the win.