Kurt Angle gives his thoughts on Cody Rhodes taking on Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 39.
The Olympic Hero appeared on Rewind Recap Relive program to discuss the epic showdown between the Tribal Chief and the American Nightmare, which will headline night two of the Showcase of the Immortals this Sunday. Check out the Hall of Famer’s full thoughts on the subject below.
How Rhodes was always good but he needed to step away from WWE to get better:
“Cody was great. He was always good. He was young when he started out, but he was every bit as good back then as he is now. The company just didn’t utilize him properly. After he went to AEW and got some more years and made himself even more popular, WWE brought him back, and now they’re doing the right thing with him. Cody Rhodes is every bit as good as his dad and his brother. He might even be a little bit better.”
Says he has no doubt that Rhodes will dethrone Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 39:
“Yes, I have no doubt in my mind that’s gonna happen at WrestleMania. Roman Reigns, it’s been over two years, and Cody Rhodes is really hot right now. They needed somebody to kind of ignite the company, and Cody Rhodes is doing that right now as we speak. Him beating Roman Reigns would be a big deal for the WWE and the WWE Universe.”
On The Bloodline being one of the best WWE factions ever:
“I think they’ve done an incredible job with it. It is one of the most over factions in history. I put them up with the nWo, DX. The Bloodline, they’ve done huge things. All these guys are Samoan, which is incredible. Then you have Sami Zayn [laughs]. But what they have done with The Bloodline and making it all about their heritage, that’s been doing amazing things for their heritage. They got so over with the help of Paul Heyman, they really have become one of the best factions of all time.”
On Reigns and his dominant world title run:
“Roman, when he started out, he was a little green. The reason why the fans didn’t accept him is because Vince kept pushing him when he wasn’t ready. But Roman Reigns stepped up to the challenge, he started getting better and better, and he started improving, and he earned his right to where he is today. He’s the best wrestler in the business right now, and he deserves to be champion, the longest-reigning champion in the current day. He deserves this.”
In a separate interview, Angle discussed cinematic matches and whether he would be interested in competing in one. You can read about that here.
(H/T and transcribed by Fightful)