Cody Rhodes vs Roman Reigns is one of the big money matches WWE has put on over the past few years – but who has won the most matches out of the American Nightmare and The Tribal Chief?
Ever since Cody Rhodes‘ return to the WWE in 2022, fans have been eager to see him step toe-to-toe with The Tribal Chief.
Sadly, an injury delayed their encounter. Luckily, Rhodes returned at the 2023 Royal Rumble to win the titular match and earn his shot at Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 39.
The pair have never met in singles competition before, so the WWE Universe is excited to see how the pair fare when facing off against one another.
Did Cody Rhodes beat Roman Reigns? Or did the Big Dog reign supreme? Keep reading to find the answer.
How many times has Cody Rhodes beat Roman Reigns?
Did Cody Rhodes beat Roman Reigns in a WWE match? The true answer may surprise you.
Cody Rhodes and Roman Reigns faced each other 34 times in WWE in singles, tag team and multi-man matches. Both wrestlers have pulled off victories over the other, although one wrestler has many more wins over the other.
The majority of the pairs matches have been tag team matches, and took place during Roman Reigns’ time as “The Powerhouse” of The Shield.
The two men feuded in 2013 as part of the Shield vs Rhodes storylines. Cody teamed with his brother Goldust to save their jobs, as well as the job of their father, “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes.
Cody Rhodes and Goldust won the bulk of the contests. They defeated The Shield at Battleground 2013 and then again on Monday Night Raw, winning the WWE Tag Team Championships in the process.
The match at Battleground was the first time Cody Rhodes beat Roman Reigns, in the pair’s first match together.
According to Cagematch.net, Cody Rhodes and Roman Reigns have never fought in singles competition. Their match in the main event of WrestleMania 39 is set to be their first encounter, owing to Cody Rhodes leaving WWE in 2016 and only returning last year.
They also battled inside Royal Rumble matches. Both men took part in three Royal Rumble matches together, although they had very little interaction within them.
They both appeared in the 2014, 2015 and 2016 editions of the match, with the 2015 one being won by Roman Reigns.
Roman Reigns has a losing record against Cody Rhodes over his career. He has beaten The American Nightmare in multi-man matches, such as six man tag team matches, Survivor Series matches and Royal Rumbles.
He also beat him in one tag team match on Raw, but still has lost vastly more matches to Rhodes than he has won
Roman Reigns vs Cody Rhodes
The breakdown for the matches between Cody Rhodes and Roman Reigns are as follows;
- Cody Rhodes has beaten Roman Reigns 25 times over their 34 matches
- Roman Reigns has beaten Cody Rhodes 7 times over their 34 matches.
- Two of the matches were won by a third party (Batista in the 2014 Royal Rumble, Triple H in the 2016 Royal Rumble)
- Their match at WrestleMania 39 will be the first ever one-on-one match between the two.
- Cody Rhodes has never pinned Roman Reigns in any of their matches.
- One of their matches ended in a no-contest – a 14 on 1 handicap match on Raw in 2016.
Roman Reigns has held the WWE Universal Championship since 2019 and is the longest reigning champion in the titles history.
He is also the WWE Champion, having beaten Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 38 to win the title and be the first man since Randy Orton in 2013 to hold two world championships concurrently.
Looking at the stats from their previous encounters, Cody Rhodes seems to have Roman Reigns number. Based on this, you can expect Cody Rhodes to win their match at WrestleMania 39.
Cody Rhodes is undefeated since returning to the WWE in 2022. He beat Seth Rollins three times in a row and won the 2023 Royal Rumble match.
Considering how many times Seth Rollins beat Roman Reigns, Cody Rhodes will be the firm favourite for their match at WrestleMania 39.
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