Roman Reigns Vows To ‘Close The Book’ On Cody Rhodes

WrestleMania 40 is right around the corner and the Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns is brimming with confidence that he can finally put an end to Cody Rhodes’ story for good. 

Roman Reigns and The Rock made an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to promote this weekend’s event. ‘The Tribal Chief’ minced no words when asked about Cody Rhodes trying to ‘finish the story.’

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The reigning champion feels Cody is ‘reading the wrong book.’ In addition to this, he highlighted the cutthroat pro wrestling world where everyone thinks they’re number one – taking a shot at his upcoming opponent in the process.

“I think Cody’s reading the wrong book at this point, because we don’t care about his story,” Reigns quipped. “It’s a funny thing because [turns to The Rock] you told me this a long time ago. In the wrestling business, there’s no call sheet. There’s no, ‘He’s number one, he’s number two.’ So everybody in our roster believes they’re number one. So it’s just a shark tank.”

This is Cody’s second attempt to dethrone Roman Reigns but the latter is determined to ‘close the book’ on his arch-nemesis. 

“Everybody’s trying to take each other out. This guy’s been chasing me for two years now. I’ve beaten him, we’ve crossed this bridge already. So this is where we close the book completely on this guy, Cody Rhodes, and we display what the most powerful family in pro wrestling is all about. That’s what this weekend is all about.”

Cody Rhodes-Roman Reigns saga

‘The American Nightmare’ has been relentless in pursuing Roman Reigns for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship. Last year, Cody came close to beating ‘The Tribal Chief’ for the title at WrestleMania 39 but the champ had the last laugh.

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Now, the stage is set at WrestleMania 40 for Cody to pen the final chapter of his story and put an end to this rivalry once and for all. 

However, it’s a daunting task at hand for the 2024 Men’s Royal Rumble winner. On WrestleMania Saturday, he will join forces with Seth Rollins to face The Rock and Roman Reigns. The outcome of the match will determine whether it’s ‘Bloodline Rules’ when he faces Roman Reigns for the Universal title the next night.