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Rhodes finished the story; defeats Reigns in Philadelphia

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

“The American Nightmare” Cody Rhodes has finished the story. And to boot, he finally captured his WrestleMania moment.

Rhodes defeated The Tribal Chief, Roman Reigns, on Sunday night at WrestleMania 40 at Lincoln Financial Field in South Philadelphia. Now, the son of the legendary wrestler Dusty Rhodes is the face of the franchise.

Cody Rhodes celebrates his WrestleMania win (Photo by WWE)

This was the fourth and final title change in night two of WrestleMania 40. But Rhodes stopped an historic run that saw Reigns hold the strap for 1,316 days.

But this one will send shockwaves throughout the wrestling community. And through the WWE Universe.

One night earlier, it was believed that Rhodes had no chance. The Rock and Reigns defeated Rhodes and Seth Rollins to win the main event of night one to give the match “The Bloodline Rules.”

As a result, this meant anything was legal. John Cena and the legendary Undertaker came to Rhodes aid to help him take out The Bloodline to get the victory.

When Rhodes returned to the WWE several years ago following a stint with All Elite Wrestling, he wanted to be the face of the company. Now, he gets that responsibility.

And he will lead the new era on Monday Night RAW from the Wells Fargo Center. Rhodes is the WWE Champion and the WWE Universal Champion.

It is his first Championship with the company since last October when he was tag team champions for just nine days. He was the WWE Raw and WWE SmackDown Tag Team Champions with Jey Uso before losing the straps.

Rhodes is holding these belts for the first time. It is also the first time since he was the face of a company since 2018 when he was the NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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