Steve Austin is adamant that Roman Reigns beating Cody Rhodes at WrestleMania 39 was the right call.
Austin appeared on Busted Open Radio on Thursday and echoed sentiment previously expressed by Paul Heyman and Dustin Rhodes that Cody beating Roman would not have increased his popularity.
Cody beating Roman would not have gotten Cody over anymore. As a matter of fact, it might have worked against him.
Austin continued to say that Cody winning the title at WrestleMania 39 would have been "cliche." He doesn't believe the time was right to take the title off of Reigns.
Roman's on fire right now and one of these days it'll be time to take that belt off him and put it on somebody else but you don't make Cody by taking the belt off the right guy at the wrong time.
I just think it was so storybook, it would have been so cliche to put the belt on him. Has he earned the opportunity to be there? Yeah, but would he have been the right guy, right now, trying to take out Roman Reigns? I just think not. Roman is so on fire and so money right now. Cody's going to be there. To me, it made me respect Cody more. When you're down there looking at the lights and you know that story is going to be completed one of these days but it ain't going to be right here and it was for the right reasons and the reason is it was business.
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Cody was a -800 favorite to defeat Roman Reigns at WWE WrestleMania 39. While many were surprised at the result, our own Dave Meltzer reported shortly after the event that Roman retaining was "always the plan."
Cody has since moved into a storyline with Brock Lesnar that started on the Raw after Mania and will continue at Night of Champions on May 27. Reigns will team with Solo Sikoa to challenge WWE tag champions, Sami Zayn & Kevin Owens on the same show.