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Cody Rhodes Reflects on WWE Raw Departure and Sets Sights on Future Challenges

One Big Thing

Cody Rhodes, the newly minted Undisputed WWE Champion, opened up about his swift exit from “WWE Raw” and his excitement for future matches on “WWE SmackDown.”

Key Moments

  • Rhodes was not eligible to be drafted to “Raw” in the 2024 WWE Draft due to his status as the current Undisputed WWE Champion.
  • During a Spaces session on X, Rhodes expressed his feelings about the sudden departure from “Raw,” a brand he had been part of for two years.
  • He hinted at wanting to face new challenges on “SmackDown,” including a recent match with Carmelo Hayes and future potential bouts against Jey Uso, GUNTHER, and closure with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

Why It Matters

As the face of “WWE SmackDown,” Rhodes’ transition marks a significant moment in WWE’s storyline development and championship dynamics. His eagerness to embrace new challenges underscores the unpredictable nature of professional wrestling and sets the stage for compelling matchups and stories.

Looking Forward

Rhodes’ future on “SmackDown” promises fresh rivalries and high-stake matches, particularly with stars from “Raw” he has yet to face in singles competition. Additionally, his anticipated encounter with “The Rock” hints at a high-profile storyline that fans are eager to see unfold.

Direct Quote

“My Raw exit kind of happened quicker than perhaps I was ready for it to happen,” said Rhodes. “And maybe that’s the best. The draft is what it is. I’m a SmackDown guy.”

As Cody Rhodes carves out his legacy on “WWE SmackDown,” the wrestling world watches with anticipation. What match are you most looking forward to see Rhodes tackle next? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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