When it comes to being a good guy in WWE, Cody Rhodes has a lot of praise for his fellow top babyfaces in the company.
There are a lot of big names in WWE that are getting heat from the crowds whether it’s Roman Reigns, Brock Lesnar or Dominik Mysterio, but there are also plenty of good guys (aka the babyfaces) getting cheered heavily as well.
Every time the WWE World Champion Seth “Freakin” Rollins enters a building, the fans are singing his song and making a lot of noise.
The same goes for WWE Tag Team Champions Sami Zayn & Kevin Owens when they enter a building. Zayn got a huge ovation at Elimination Chamber in Montreal earlier this year. The fans also went crazy when Zayn & Owens won those Tag Team titles in the main event of WrestleMania 39 Saturday too.
Cody Rhodes obviously belongs in the discussion too. Even though he lost in the main event of WrestleMania 39, the fan support for Cody has only grown stronger in the last few months. From the moment his music hits with the fans singing “Kingdom” and chanting “WHOA-OH” on cue, Cody is as popular as ever.
It’s not just the noise in the arena. The reality is that WWE business is very strong with full arenas for every TV taping, PLE tickets selling fast everywhere they go and attendance is definitely up for live events too.
Cody Rhodes Praises Fellow WWE Babyfaces
In an interview with Sam Roberts for NotSam Wrestling, Cody Rhodes spoke about how well WWE’s babyfaces are doing.
“The babyface was an endangered species and now, just look at the landscape. There’s Seth Rollins, Sami Zayn, Kevin Owens, and there’s people popping up left and right in terms of — its not so endangered anymore.”
When he was in AEW, Cody Rhodes was a babyface character, but a lot of fans booed him and wanted him to be a heel. When Cody joined WWE in 2022, he was in full babyface mode and Cody believes that the fans knew that his return felt real because of his chase for the WWE Championship.
“The reason I think that the WWE audience took to it in a completely different way, as if they dismissed whatever was happening, and this was just my hope and belief I think it’s because they knew what you were seeing was real.”
“There was always that grey matter and that suspension of disbelief, but I think they knew, ‘Oh, his return is more than just an individual returning.'”
As for what’s next, Cody Rhodes has a third, and perhaps final, match with Brock Lesnar this coming Saturday at SummerSlam in one of the biggest matches on the show.