Is Cody Rhodes Bringing Back Iconic WWE Title?

Cody Rhodes handed WWE Title

Cody Rhodes is the WWE Champion and many fans are wondering if he’ll do what he did many years ago and bring back an iconic title belt.

During a time in Cody Rhodes’ career when he wore a mask fearing that he was hideous, he did WWE fans a favour when he got rid of something that really was hideous to bring back a classic belt. As Intercontinental Champion, Rhodes got rid of the version of the belt most closely associated with the Attitude Era to bring back the classic white-strapped version of the title that was held by the likes of Mr. Perfect, Bret Hart, and Razor Ramon.

At WrestleMania 40, Cody Rhodes finished his story and captured the WWE Championship for the first time in his career from Roman Reigns. Speaking on The Pat McAfee Show following his win, Rhodes spoke openly about the possibility of bringing back the Winged Eagle WWE Title that was used between 1988 and 1998 in the company:

I think we should probably just come right out with it. This (the current WWE title belt) is what I got in the ring so there’s a level of specialness to this, equity that’s been put into it, that I have a warm feeling about so I feel differently about it today. However, that said, I had changed a title previously in the past. I am not in charge of anything, I am no longer an EVP, I have no stroke other than the fact that I’m the champion but I just think it would be special perhaps to see a particular championship, one that I grew up on.

Cody Rhodes Going To Try His Best For Winged Eagle Return

As the crowd chanted for the Winged Eagle, Cody Rhodes reiterated that he doesn’t make that decision in WWE:

Again, I’m not in charge of anything. Triple H is in charge of things but you guys are damn right, the winged eagle.

If it doesn’t happen, just don’t get mad at me, okay? I’ll do what I did the last time, I’m going to try my best so thank you, guys.

The last star to win the Winged Eagle version of the WWE Championship was Stone Cold Steve Austin when he captured the title from Shawn Michaels at WrestleMania 14. On the next night’s episode of Raw, Austin was presented with the Big Eagle version of the title that was used until 2002.