On the night after the Royal Rumble, Cody Rhodes took to Instagram, where he shared a photo of the Winged Eagle WWE Championship. This got a lot of people talking about the fate of the esteemed title.
Rhodes recently appeared on WWE’s The Bump, where he was asked to explain his IG post. The American Nightmare spoke about how fitting it would be to hold the title that had escaped the hands of his father for so long at the grandest stage of them all.
“Through my youth, the WWE that I was watching was really synonymous with the Winged Eagle. I think a lot of people love the Winged Eagle design. Some people love the big eagle, but the Winged Eagle was the one for me, and today’s design with the giant W is also incredibly special because it’s a walking billboard for the promotion. It was just a pipe dream. I post that and I don’t want people to think I’m calling a shot.
I don’t want people to think I’m going into business for myself. The reality is, I was able to change the Intercontinental Championship once before and it seemed absurd. If I’m able to get to the finish line, the biggest WrestleMania of all-time, SoFi in Hollywood, If I’m able to get to the finish line and get my hands on these things that have alluded my family up until now it would just be kind of a fun, maybe it’s just a pipe dream, maybe it’s just thought, a glimmer, but it would be fun to say, ‘Let’s just boil them down and bring back the Winged Eagle.’ This is just me talking.”Cody Rhodes
Several WWE stars have introduced their own versions of World Titles such as John Cena’s spinning WWE Championship and Stone Cold Steve Austin’s Smoking Skull. Rhodes however has something else in mind when he finally gets his hands on the belt.
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