Cody Rhodes Recalls Saying “I’m Sorry” To Fan After WrestleMania Loss

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Cody Rhodes has opened up about keeping the fans on his side while admitting he apologized to a fan for losing at WrestleMania.

Going into this year’s WrestleMania 39 main event, Cody Rhodes had a lot of momentum as the Royal Rumble winner. Unfortunately for Cody and his fans, he wasn’t able to beat Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 39, which led to Cody talking about how difficult it is to keep the fans on his side.

At WrestleMania 39 this past April, a lot of people thought Cody Rhodes was going to be the guy to end the Undisputed WWE Universal Title reign of Roman Reigns. It looked like Cody would do it until Paul Heyman distracted the referee and Roman’s cousin Solo Sikoa hit Cody with a Samoan Spike. A Spear by Reigns finished off Cody to end the dream of the American Nightmare.

What’s been amazing post-WrestleMania is that Cody is more popular than ever as the WWE Universe continues to rally around him as one of the biggest babyfaces in the company. The crowd response for Cody is strong, his merchandise fills arenas and the fans certainly love singing “WHOA-OH” on cue during his theme song.

In an interview with Sam Roberts, Cody Rhodes spoke about how important it was for the fans to keep believing in him post-WrestleMania.

“Part of what we do is how happy they (the fans) get and sometimes how furious they get. I was more surprised with the biggest task that came after.”

“Minutes after, it dawned on me, to get back here, they have to still believe in me. I just lost in front of them, and they have to still believe. I’ve done some tough things. In the documentary, there are things said that could not be done, and we went and did them. The task of ‘can I get them to be on board even more after so many have invested, flown out, traveled, brought people?'”

As he continued, Cody spoke about how he saw a grown man fan at ringside wearing a lot of Cody merchandise, who likely was said about it, so Cody said that he was sorry.

“I remember seeing a guy in the crowd who had every piece of my merch on, every piece, and he was just staring at me. Grown man, hand on his hips, I caught eyes, I couldn’t break. I told him, ‘I’m sorry.’”

“That was the part that surprised me the most. Every place we go to, and knock on wood this continues to happen, every place we go to seems like more excitement. I don’t want to buy in and be like, ‘I knew it.’ No, it’s a tough task. They feel more excited, and a thing I noticed was fans are bringing signs back a lot more these days. Signs, that’s like the greatest thing ever. I had to make the point of trying to acknowledge each one of these. That really fills me up.”

Even though he’s yet to win the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship, Cody Rhodes appears focused on achieving his goal.

“I think we’re on pace to do something very special, but everything I do, is so fragile. It feels fragile, all great things are. The story of Cody Rhodes is not a lock. Getting back, it’s fragile, but I try to make it a lock.”

Cody Rhodes Facing Brock Lesnar For The Third Time At SummerSlam

On the Raw after WrestleMania, Cody Rhodes looked like he would team up with Brock Lesnar against Roman Reigns and Solo Sikoa. Instead, Lesnar turned heel by attacking Cody. That led to a match at Backlash, which was won by Cody and then a rematch three weeks later at Night of Champions, which Lesnar won.

At SummerSlam on August 5th in Detroit, Cody Rhodes will face Brock Lesnar one more time. It is likely going to be the end of the feud with a determined Rhodes looking to “slay” The Beast Lesnar one more time to put an end to this rivalry.

H/T Fightful