It’s been the most dominant story in pro wrestling all weekend, so what does WWE think about the movement that is “We Want Cody”?
After all, those three words have been trending all across social media since about 10PM on Friday, as last week’s SmackDown wrapped up.
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Every so often, fans truly get behind a Superstar or Superstar, and their overwhelming support pushes them to a big match.
We saw it last year with Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens.
Before that, many of us witnessed Kofi-Mania.
Or, where were you for Yes-tleMania?
The point is, it is incredible what happens when fans really get passionately behind a Superstar.
Which leads me back to the question…
What Does WWE Think About We Want Cody?
There is no way the company, or the parent company in TKO, is oblivious to what is happening.
But…might this have bene the desired outcome?
According to some, this might even be part of the plan.
And by some, we mean the Wrestling Observer.
Per a report from the ever-reliable Meltzer and company, WWE was expecting Cody Rhodes to get that huge Daniel Bryan response from fans after being screwed over on Friday.
Meaning, the company potentially was banking on the backlash turning an already hot crowd behind Cody Rhodes into something even more incredibly hot.
Now, the question might be “why”, because night after night, Cody Rhodes is about as over as you can be. His reactions from the crowd are effectively in the top two or three every week.
I would say perhaps only CM Punk is giving him a run for his money there.
So, why do all of this to get him even more over? Especially as part of the report indicated that Rock-Reigns may have been the plan since the beginning of 2024?!
That is the part that seems to bother me. I am fine wanting to build someone up, but it seemed to me that there wasn’t much more building with Cody to be done, short of putting a gold belt on him.
And if you knew Rock was the end goal for ‘Mania…why bother having Cody win the Rumble at all, knowing it was Reigns who he sought most of all.
But, if this was truly intentional? Then perhaps there is still hope for Cody Rhodes to finish his story in Philadelphia this year.