Ric Flair Picks Roman Reigns-Cody Rhodes WrestleMania 39 Match Winner

Ric Flair

Ric Flair doesn’t see any deviations from “the plan” between Roman Reigns and Cody Rhodes.

At the Elimination Chamber PLE, Sami Zayn lost his big singles match against Roman Reigns the world title. However, the circumstances around how he lost made Reigns’ win tainted, or at the very least, controversial.

Because of that, some fans think that there may yet be an opportunity for Zayn to be inserted into the main-event between Reigns and Cody Rhodes to create another triple threat match.

But Ric Flair disagrees. Speaking on his To Be The Man Podcast, Flair explained why he thinks that WWE won’t cave into pressure and will keep the Reigns/Cody match a straight singles match.

“I’m going to stay true to my thought process and it’s going to be Roman and Cody. The three-way, and I’ve seen some. They can be really good, but it’s not nearly as meaningful, especially if the champion doesn’t get beat. To me, that’s not really changing the title. If you beat the third guy, then what are you really doing? You didn’t beat the champ.”

Additionally, Ric Flair also predicted that Cody will beat Reigns, simply because the story of him achieving the one thing his father Dusty couldn’t is such a compelling narrative.

“Whichever way they go, I’m sure they will have a hell of a match. I think Cody deserves it, but Roman has done such an outstanding job that if they leave it on Roman, more power to him.

Sometimes you don’t want to take the momentum off of something that is working so well. People could be deceived by that too. I want to see (Cody win) because that’s the one chip as Cody would say that his dad never got. I would like to see him have it one time.”

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