Cody Rhodes Was Always WWE’s Plan To Win The Royal Rumble If They Couldn’t Get The Rock

Cody Rhodes was always the plan if The Rock could not go for WrestleMania 39.

During Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer claimed the same, while also noting that WWE might make a decision on how to move forward after this week’s episode of Monday Night RAW. Meltzer went on to say that he was told that Cody Rhodes was always the plan if The Rock couldn’t make the show of shows.

“That is the plan or at least was the plan as of Wednesday or Thursday … whether they will change it or not … even when we were talking about I already knew it was not Roman and Sami at WrestleMania which is probably why they didn’t talk about it so much last week … guess we’ll find out I haven’t heard anything tonight you know one way or the other … and if it is going to change, it wouldn’t be tonight anyway … it would probably be before TV on Monday if they were going to make a change in direction, and they may not because once you have that kind of Rumble win … kinda like the rule thumb is that the guy is got to get the shot … I mean that was the long-term decision they went with you know … they wanted Dwayne and, obviously there was the Austin talk, but it was … Cody was always in the mix, I mean, I was always told if it’s not Dwayne, It’s going to be Cody … you know, for the match with Roman Reigns at WrestleMania.”

Dave Meltzer

WWE went ahead with their long-term plans of Cody Rhodes winning the 2023 Men’s Royal Rumble match. However, with the immense popularity of Sami Zayn at its peak, things could certainly change on the road to WrestleMania.

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