Paul Heyman: Roman Reigns Vs. Cody Rhodes Writes Itself
Tribal Chief vs American Nightmare? Paul Heyman thinks the story writes itself
Since Cody Rhodes officially returned to WWE at WrestleMania 38, fans have clamoured to see the ‘American Nightmare’ square off against Roman Reigns.
A title showdown between the two would be a huge deal, and Reigns’ ‘special counsel’ Paul Heyman recognises this, telling James Stewart of the 98.5 Sports Hub Inside The Ropes Show that a programme between the two ‘writes itself’:
“Cody [Rhodes], is not only someone with, with an extensive legacy but I mean, my God, he’s the son of the American Dream, Dusty Rhodes, but he has carved out his niche,” Heyman said. “He’s achieved his accomplishments. And when he couldn’t gain enough traction in WWE to become a legend, to become a first-ballot Hall of Famer, to become a WWE or universal or unified heavyweight champion, he went out on his own. He blazed his trail. He created something, co-created, and helped create something that completely changed the complexion of the industry. And now he comes back to claim what he feels is his moment. And the only way that he’s going to be able to live that moment is to step into the ring with the Tribal Chief, Roman Reigns.
“What it’s a story that writes itself, and Cody Rhodes is a magnificent talent who, whether he is - and he is the son of Dusty Rhodes - but whether he is, or isn’t the son of Dusty Rhodes on his own, just as Joe Blow, not as big a name as Cody Rhodes, but still he could take the name, Joe Blow, and he could become huge box office. There is, I was dissatisfied with the landscape in the industry and I decided to change it myself. And that’s what Cody Rhodes did. He was dissatisfied with the landscape of the sports entertainment industry, and he went out on his own and, and along with others he changed it himself and he changed it along with the various people that collaborated to create a new landscape in the industry. So, yes, there are parallels.”
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