Is Cody Rhodes being built in Roman Reigns' image? Exploring Triple H's recent booking decision

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Is Triple H trying to book Cody Rhodes in the same way as of Roman Reigns? [Photo credit: WWE.com]

At Clash at the Castle 2024, Cody Rhodes is set to defend his Undisputed WWE Championship in a high-profile I Quit match against AJ Styles. The addition of this stipulation to their rematch has heightened excitement among fans for what promises to be an epic showdown.

However, this booking decision seems to suggest that Triple H may be attempting to mold Cody Rhodes in the image of Roman Reigns.

This potential assumption arises from the recent similarities between Roman and Cody's title reigns. Notably, the third match of Roman Reigns' Universal Championship reign was also an I Quit match, where he faced Jey Uso inside Hell in a Cell in 2020. The bout concluded with Reigns emerging victorious after Jimmy's involvement.

Similarly, Cody Rhodes' third match of his Undisputed WWE Title reign is also an I Quit match, leading fans to speculate that Triple H could be booking Rhodes like Reigns. The parallels continue with their respective reigns.

In Reigns' case, his first defense as the Universal Champion was against Jey Uso and then Braun Strowman, with the third match being Jey's rematch following his initial loss. Similarly, in Rhodes' title reign, he initially defeated AJ Styles at Backlash France and then Logan Paul at King and Queen of the Ring. Now, Styles is seeking revenge for his previous loss in a rematch against The American Nightmare. In both scenarios, the first opponent receives a rematch in the third bout of the title reign.

It remains to be seen whether this pattern is merely a coincidence or if Triple H is indeed attempting to shape Cody Rhodes into a figure reminiscent of Roman Reigns.


How Triple H should Cody Rhodes be after Clash at the Castle?

After Clash at the Castle 2024, if Cody Rhodes retains his Undisputed WWE Championship, Triple H should book The American Nightmare in a feud against The Bloodline.

In a recent episode of Friday Night SmackDown, Solo Sikoa revealed that he has been keeping tabs on Rhodes, making him a potential next challenger for the champion if he retains the title at the Scotland premium live event.

Additionally, the Chief Content Officer could plan a rivalry between the Undisputed Champion and Randy Orton for SummerSlam 2024.

Fans have been eagerly anticipating a clash between these real-life friends, and the Biggest Party of the Summer would indeed be a fitting stage for this monumental showdown.

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