And that’s the bottom line. WWE Hall of Famer “Stone Cold” Steve Austin was recently a guest on Busted Open Radio, where he gave his thoughts on Roman Reigns defeating Cody Rhodes in the main event at Wrestlemania 39.
Below is what The Rattlesnake had to say:
“I completely thought that they made the right decision,” Austin said. “I really respect the hell out of Cody for what he did when he walked away from WWE and found himself. He went down to AEW and then came back or was hired back, however that works.”
Austin continued, “Anyway, he gets injured. He blows out a pec. He competes in the Royal Rumble. Now he comes back and he gets in the main event with Roman. I just think it was so storybook. It would have been so cliche to put the belt on him. Has he earned the opportunity to be there? Yeah, but would he have been the right guy, right now, trying to take out Roman Reigns? I just think not.”
He continued, “Roman is so fire and is so money right now. Cody is going to be there. To me, it made me respect Cody more when you’re laying down there looking at the lights and you know that story is going to be completed one of these days, but it ain’t gonna be right here and it was for the right reasons, and the reasons were business.”
[h/t to WrestlingNews.co for the transcription]
At first, I was really upset with the decision, but the more I thought about it, it makes sense. Cody is absolutely going to be the one to defeat Roman Reigns, but they are able to extend the storyline a little bit further. I think it will make the chase even better, and WWE will find a way to make the moment even bigger than it would’ve been if Cody had won it this year.
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