Cody Rhodes Still Aims To Beat Roman Reigns For The Undisputed WWE Universal Title

As part of the 2023 WWE draft, Cody Rhodes remains a member of the "WWE Raw" roster, while Roman Reigns has become exclusive to "WWE SmackDown." However, speaking to "ComicBook Nation" about his recent WrestleMania loss, Rhodes has reiterated that his sights are still set on Reigns and the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship despite being positioned on different brands.

"The goal is the same for me," Rhodes said. "I came here wanting one thing. It doesn't mean other stories won't happen that will also be finished, and it doesn't mean there aren't other milestones. ... But the most important thing to me is still the championship that sits on Roman's shoulders." Rhodes then made sure to add that a lot would need to happen in order for that rematch to come to fruition.

Rhodes also commented on the returning WWE World Heavyweight Championship, which will be exclusive to "Raw." Though his top priority still seems to be the title held by Reigns, the "American Nightmare" stated that he still has interest in pursuing the new championship.

"[With] how WrestleMania 39 ended, a lot of people wonder how [I would] look at this," Rhodes continued. "I try not to get into the discussion on it, because it's more one of those things where, in my mind, the goal hasn't changed, but also other things are going to come up." The "Raw" star stated that he's more focused on his upcoming match with Brock Lesnar at the moment.

Rhodes vs. Lesnar is set to take place this Saturday at WWE Backlash. The event will emanate live from the Coliseo de Puerto Rico José Miguel Agrelot in San Juan, Puerto Rico, marking the first time in 18 years the company has held a TV, PPV, or PLE taping in the country.

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