Cody Rhodes Calls Roman Reigns The “LeBron James Of Our Generation”

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Cody Rhodes had nothing but praise to heap on WWE’s current world champion.

Cody Rhodes’s fate at WrestleMania will be determined two days from now at WWE Elimination Chamber. In that show’s main event, Roman Reigns will defend his Undisputed WWE Universal Championship against Sami Zayn. And while it’s still likely that Reigns will win, that isn’t guaranteed.

Whether he faces Reigns, Zayn, or both of them, Cody Rhodes thinks very highly of both of those wrestlers. He cut a promo on RAW recently wishing Sami Zayn luck in this big singles match. And not one to leave something unaddressed, Cody spoke with Sports Illustrated and praised Roman Reigns as a truly exceptional wrestler while comparing him to NBA great LeBron James.

“I think he is the LeBron James of our generation and when I say, everyone harkens back to MJ, it’s the same with sports entertainment when you get the Hogans and The Rocks and the Steve Austins and Ric Flairs.

If you really look at what Roman has been doing for three years, he is a Bruno Sammartino-level player. He has made the opportunity to dethrone him the biggest thing since someone trying to end the streak at WrestleMania. I think he’s definitely in the discussion for the flatout GOAT.

You can make all sorts of parameters, qualifiers, and categories for the GOAT in our world, but I think Roman is up there simply put the GOAT for what he’s done over the course of 800-something days leading the charge as the WWE Undisputed Universal Champion.”

Cody Rhodes was slightly off in that statement as Roman Reigns has, as a point of clarification, surpassed 900 days as Universal Champion as of today.

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