Cody Rhodes has been on a winning streak since his return to WWE at WrestleMania 38. WWE needs a new superstar to lead the company after Roman Reigns’ historic role as the flag-bearer of WWE comes to a possible end. Vince McMahon could consider The American Nightmare as the next face of WWE. Let us look at a few reasons why.
5. Roman Reigns will soon become a part-timer
The Tribal Chief is the biggest wrestling superstar in the world. After years of fans demanding Reigns to become a bad guy, his heel persona has won over fans and critics alike.
— Roman Reigns (@WWERomanReigns) August 8, 2021
Reports on Roman Reigns’ new WWE contract have revealed that he will be having a more relaxed schedule similar to what Hulk Hogan and Brock Lesnar had. His contract has also excluded several house shows and live events. As such, Cody Rhodes now has a clear path to becoming the face of the company.
4. WWE presented Cody Rhodes as the top guy for RAW
Cody Rhodes was featured in a recent WWE Advert on NBC as the face of Monday Night RAW alongside Roman Reigns, who was featured as the face of SmackDown. Reports claim that WWE has internally listed Rhodes as the number two babyface in the company.
— Wrestling News (@WrestlingNewsCo) April 17, 2022
Rhodes also spoke about wanting to face Roman Reigns for the top prize in WWE on RAW after WrestleMania 38. A match between these two stars could be in process.
3. Cody Rhodes is the best babyface in WWE today
Rhodes delivered an emotional and compelling promo on RAW following an impressive showing at ‘Mania. He discussed the reason for his return, which was to become a WWE Champion.
— WWE (@WWE) April 5, 2022
He talked about wanting to win the championship for his father Dusty Rhodes, who never won the title to which the fans reacted with loud pops. Rhodes received one of the loudest pops when he returned at WrestleMania 38 Night 1. He is the hottest babyface in the company as of now.
2. Rhodes has proved to be a very marketable superstar
Fans are invested in the American Nightmare since his return to WWE. He has become one of the biggest merchandise sellers in the current roster. Rhodes revealed in an interview that he has one of the biggest contracts in WWE.
— WWEShop.com (@WWEShop) April 3, 2022
WWE seems to have full trust in the 36-year-old second-generation superstar and there is a possibility that Rhodes may become a key main event player.
1. Fresh matches in the main event
Rhodes’ return to WWE has fans talking about the potential dream matches with the top stars in the company. The main event scene needs to be shaken up a bit with fresh rivalries and competitors.
— WWE (@WWE) April 9, 2022
Rhodes has already proved how well he can work with other top-tier talents like Seth Rollins. It drew a lot of eyes, which can also be a crucial point of interest for the fans when they get to see the American Nightmare take on Roman Reigns, Drew McIntyre, and AJ Styles, just to name a few.
WWE is in dire need of a top star who can carry the company just like John Cena and Roman Reigns. Cody Rhodes could be the ideal choice. What do you think? Drop your thoughts in the comments below.