“He never got over it”: Seth Rollins’ Mind Trick Proves Why He’s The Architect Behind Cody Rhodes’ Historic Win Over Roman Reigns

Seth Rollins' impressive tactics and mind games against Roman Reigns was the secret ingredient to Cody Rhodes' victory.

“He never got over it”: Seth Rollins’ Mind Trick Proves Why He’s The Architect Behind Cody Rhodes’ Historic Win Over Roman Reigns

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  • The two main events at WrestleMania XL with the Bloodline against Cody Rhodes and Seth Rollins was a pure delight.
  • Seth Rollins who was once a team member with Roman Reigns, sided with Rhodes leading up to their WrestleMania match.
  • On Night 2, Rollins became the perfect architect, distracting Roman Reigns and made sure Rhodes won the match.
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The long-awaited moment happened on Night 2 of WrestleMania XL as Cody Rhodes reigned supreme against the Bloodline to win the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship. Rhodes managed to win the title under circumstances that were against him. The American Nightmare finally finished his story that started with WrestleMania 39.

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Cody Rhodes defeated Roman Reigns, becoming the new Undisputed WWE Universal Champion
Cody Rhodes defeated Roman Reigns, becoming the new Undisputed WWE Universal Champion

The integral piece that was pivotal to Rhides’ big win was his alliance with Seth Rollins who in the past was a member of the Shield along with Roman Reigns. Their years-long feud led to Rollins siding with Rhodes leading up to WrestleMania XL. After Rhodes’ win, fans now believe that Rollins was the architect behind it.

Seth Rollins May Have Been the Secret Sauce to Cody Rhodes’ WrestleMania Victory

Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins were once part of The Shield
Before feuding, Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins were once part of The Shield

Cody Rhodes’ rivalry with the Bloodline was the main story arc that was the focal point of WrestleMania XL which concluded recently. While fascinating as that was to witness in the weeks leading up to their two-night match, another ingredient that was added to the mix that made it more exciting was the continuing Roman Reigns-Seth Rollins feud that began 10 years ago (via The Sportster).

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The duo were once part of one of the most dominant and powerful WWE teams called The Shield along with Dean Ambrose. The once powerful group became fractured when Rollins went against Shield and allied with Triple and The Authority in 2014. Since then, the two have been feuding and trash-talking about each other over the years.

Rollins’ decision to back up Rhodes against the mighty Bloodline team of the Rock and Reigns formed a perfect setup for WrestleMania XL. Although Rhodes and Rollins lost Night 1, the Architect perfectly laid out the right circumstances for Rhodes’ victory, as he continued supporting him by emotionally manipulating Reigns on Night 2. Here are some of the reactions on X,

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The clever use of the Shield outfit was a masterstroke tactic from Rollins as he knew that it would remind Reigns of his betrayal years ago. This smart orchestration from the Architect himself worked as Reigns got distracted due to his personal hate for Rollins and went on to beat him instead of Rhodes. He literally became Rhodes’ ‘shield’ to ensure his big win at the end.

Samantha Irvin Gets Emotional As She Announces Cody Rhodes’ WrestleMania Win

Cody Rhodes's victory was an emotional moment for fans and other WWE superstars
Cody Rhodes’s victory was an emotional moment for fans and other WWE superstars

Cody Rhodes finally got to finish his story on Night 2 of WrestleMania XL as he beat Roman Reigns to become the new Undisputed WWE Champion. The thrilling match was intense and thrilling, with each man giving whatever they have to defeat the other. With surprising cameos from John Cena and The Undertaker, it was indeed a satisfying finale for everyone involved.

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As Rhodes delivered three Cross Rhodes and won the match, popular ring announcer Samantha Irvin’s voice is heard breaking in moments, as she declared the winner. She is clearly emotional witnessing Rhodes’ story coming to a close and fans shared her sentiment on X.  Here are some of the reactions,

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Rhodes’ win puts an end to Reigns’ tenure of defending his WWE championship title for 1316 days. It is a new era now and Rhodes is leading the charge as the new Undisputed WWE Universal Champion. It remains to be seen what’s next for Rhodes following his historic win at WrestleMania XL.

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Written by Rahul Thokchom

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Rahul Thokchom is a content writer at Fandomwire who is passionate about covering the world of pop culture and entertainment. He has a Masters Degree in English that contributes to the richness and creativity in his works.