Cody Rhodes knows what he wants to be in WWE, but he also knows he needs to do something more to be in that spot.
Many people watch WWE who might think of Cody Rhodes as the biggest babyface in the company. After all, Cody Rhodes was named as WWE’s top performer by many outlets in 2023 and if he wasn’t at the very top, he was certainly near the top because he had a fantastic year.
Whenever Cody Rhodes enters an arena, most of the crowd sings his catchy theme song “Kingdom” by Downstait. When he arrives in the aisle, the crowd shouts “WHOA-OH” when it reaches that point in the song and they do it again when Cody gets into the ring as well.
The fact that the fans feel so connected to Cody when he makes his entrance is something that means a lot to him. In an interview with Sports Illustrated, Cody talked about being something of a “People’s Champion” in WWE.
“That’s my favorite part of all this–the walk out to the ring. Then I get in the ring and up on the buckle, and I see those signs. I love the signs. I grew up on that. I love when people recognize that I’m noticing them.”
Cody would go on to say he was savoring every moment.
“No run lasts forever. I know that. I’ve seen that. So I’m savoring every moment–and I’m working toward accomplishing what’s never been before.”
For fans of Cody Rhodes who want to keep watching him on WWE television, the good news is that he either signed a new deal recently or was about to sign it. Cody returned to WWE in April 2022 after six years away and less than two years after coming back, he’s already signed long-term to stick around for a long time. That’s not a surprise since Cody’s merchandise sells well and he is clearly a top star in WWE.
At WrestleMania 39, Cody Rhodes headlined WrestleMania Sunday when he challenged Roman Reigns for the Undisputed WWE Universal Title. Cody didn’t leave with the gold thanks to The Bloodline’s Solo Sikoa, but he cemented himself as a top guy in WWE for many years to come.
Cody Rhodes Knows He Needs A “Crown” To Be Top Guy In WWE
While reacting to a fan about the Sports Illustrated article on Twitter/X, Cody Rhodes added: “Can’t be a king without a crown though.” That’s likely a reference to finishing his story and dethroning Roman Reigns to become the Undisputed WWE Universal Champion, perhaps at WrestleMania 40 this April.
Can’t be a king without a crown though https://t.co/CMkljceDL9
— Cody Rhodes (@CodyRhodes) January 15, 2024
In the main event of WWE Raw on January 8th, Cody Rhodes defeated Shinsuke Nakamura in the main event of the show.