Cody Rhodes Calls WrestleMania 39 Match “The Biggest Thing I’ve Ever Done”

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As he prepares for the WrestleMania 39 main event, Cody Rhodes is putting it into perspective with other big things he’s done in his career.

Cody Rhodes has had the spotlight on him his entire adult life since he made his WWE debut as a 21-year-old in 1986. Now at 37 years old and considered a seasoned veteran as a pro wrestler, Cody is about to do something his WWE Hall of Fame father Dusty Rhodes and future Hall of Fame brother Dustin Rhodes (aka Goldust) has never done: Headline WrestleMania.

At last month’s WWE Royal Rumble, Cody Rhodes competed in his first match in over seven months after suffering a torn pectoral muscle in June 2022. By winning the Royal Rumble, Cody has punched his ticket to the WrestleMania 39 main event at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles.

Tonight’s WWE Elimination Chamber Premium Live Event will see the Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns defend the championship against Sami Zayn in his hometown of Montreal. Whoever wins that will defend the WWE & Universal Titles against Rhodes at WrestleMania 39 on April 1st or April 2nd (most likely April 2nd).

In an interview with TMZ Sports, Cody talked about just how big the WrestleMania 39 match will be for him saying he hopes he is the one to end the 900+ day Universal Title reign of Roman Reigns.

“I hope I’m the one. If you’re in the spot, you want to make sure you get the job done, but I don’t wanna get the cart before the horse either. I’m really excited. Again, I have no frame of reference. No one in my family did this before, got this far, this long. Again, I just flew over the stadium, so I just want everyone to have a good time.”

Cody Rhodes spoke about his father Dusty’s journey of nearly winning the WWE Championship 45 years ago, and now Cody will have that chance.

“You end in one chapter that started in 1978, and then you’d start a whole new chapter, so it’s odd, a bit of closure, but also closure for Dusty, closure for me and in a way looking forward to something new, but again a tall task.”

This guy’s literally beat everyone. There’s nobody better than Roman. There truly isn’t. I think you just got to be a cool, calm fighter pilot, and you can’t crumble under the lights. I’ve never been under these lights before, so we’ll see.”

As he continued, Cody Rhodes ranked the biggest moments of his career so far.

“I can’t see anything else that would possibly top it. My top three moments – Royal Rumble, coming back last year at WrestleMania, and of course, when we did All In with me and The Bucks. This aims to be the biggest thing I’ve ever done.”

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