Backstage Reports on the Possibility of a Top Superstar Turning Heel for the First Time Since Returning to WWE
Cody Rhodes has openly stated his desire to do what his father could not and become a World Champion since his return to WWE. As a result, many people predicted that he would win WrestleMania. However, Roman Reigns retained his championship and extended his long run as champion.
On RAW, when Rhodes was trying to recover from his loss and move on, Brock Lesnar dealt another blow to Rhodes.
Cody Rhodes to turn heel?
Brock Lesnar attacked unexpectedly, leading to a heated feud. They will have their third match at SummerSlam 2023, which will be a big event to settle their rivalry. Rhodes is currently facing challenges similar to his father Dusty Rhodes, and if he fails to defeat Lesnar and Roman Reigns, it might push him towards a darker path. He might even have to turn his back on the fans to find a way out of this situation.
— WWE (@WWE) May 30, 2023
In a different scenario, if Cody Rhodes defeats Lesnar, he undergoes a transformation and becomes a full-fledged heel. He has experience playing the bad guy in WWE, like when he was part of Randy Orton’s Legacy and portrayed the heel character of Dashing Cody Rhodes. We’ll have to wait and see what the final outcome of his feud with The Beast Incarnate is.
Rhodes vs Roman Reigns in WWE WrestleMania 40
Cody Rhodes is currently seen as the most popular face. He has become a big attraction for the company. Since his return, WWE has seen a major boost in RAW ratings and more people attending their live shows.
Roman Reigns vs. Cody Rhodes for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship is still the plan for WrestleMania 40 in Philadelphia, PA next year.
— PW Chronicle (@_PWChronicle) July 2, 2023
WWE appears to be arranging a rematch between Roman Reigns and Cody Rhodes, in which Rhodes will complete his redemption arc. According to a recent source, Rhodes will be the main event at WrestleMania 40. If the company wants someone other than Roman Reigns to head the company, Rhodes is an excellent choice.