WWE still reportedly see Roman Reigns vs. Cody Rhodes as the end goal despite shocking WrestleMania result.
On April 2nd, earlier this year, Roman Reigns shockingly defeated Royal Rumble winner Cody Rhodes to retain the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship in the main event of WrestleMania 39, prompting many fans to question what the long-term plan for Reigns’s title reign actually is.
Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter has now provided an insight into WWE’s long-term plans for both Roman Reigns and Cody Rhodes, revealing that the pair will ultimately face off again. Whilst Meltzer noted that WrestleMania 40 is a likely destination, several options are still on the table.
“As far as long-term goes, Reigns vs. Rhodes is the long-term direction for the ultimate destination match. WrestleMania is a strong possibility but this far out there are so many things that can happen”– Dave Meltzer
Both Reigns and Rhodes are set to be in action this Saturday at Night of Champions is Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, with Reigns scheduled to team with his Bloodline stablemate Solo Sikoa to take on Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn for the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championships, whilst Rhodes will once again do battle with Brock Lesnar in a rematch from the encounter at Backlash.
With Reigns and Rhodes now finding themselves separated by the recent WWE Draft, it remains to be seen how the pair will eventually reignite their feud. As always, we’ll aim to provide any further updates on WWE’s plan for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship as soon as we hear more.