Roman Reigns Defeats Cody Rhodes At WrestleMania 39

Hamish Woodward

Roman Reigns defeated Cody Rhodes in the main event of WrestleMania 39, retaining his Undisputed WWE Universal Championship.

The American Nightmare was pinned Reigns after an incredible match, losing in his first WrestleMania main event match.

Cody Rhodes fought off attacks from Solo Sikoa and Paul Heyman, as he tried to take down the Undisputed Champion in the biggest match of his career.

With his wife, daughter and AEW star Negative 1 at ringside, Cody had a a personal support willing him on to win the bout.

Before the match, he even handed his custom weight belt to Negative 1, in a moving moment involving the son of the late Brodie Lee.

Roman Reigns managed to kick out of a barrage of his opponent’s offence, including a back body drop through the announce table, a Cody Cutter and a Cross Rhodes.

Solo Sikoa was kicked out by the referee, for hitting Cody with the weight belt.

Cody Rhodes showed incredible heart, kicking out of everything Roman could dish out, including his Spear that has won his so many titles in the WWE.

After a ref bump, The Usos ran in to attack Cody, only to be thwarted by Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens. Zayn also hit his finisher on Reigns, giving him revenge from their title match in Montreal the month prior.

Cody Rhodes look to have the win after hitting a Bionic Elbow and two Cross Rhodes onto Roman. However, Solo Sikoa ran back in, hitting Rhodes with a Samoan Spike.

Roman Reigns then hit Cody Rhodes with a spear, pinning him for the victory.

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