Roman Reigns defeated Cody Rhodes in a shocking finish at WrestleMania 39. Following the crushing loss, Rhodes was applauded by the live crowd.

In a heated match, where The Usos were fended off by Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens, Solo Sikoa—who was kicked out earlier—managed to sneak his way back in to cost Rhodes

The match featured all the story, pageantry, excitement and crowd reaction of a WrestleMania main event and then some. Fans were almost unanimously behind Rhodes at SoFi Stadium, booing Reigns vociferously as Rhodes looked to finish his story in honor of his father the late great Dusty Rhodes.

With the benefit of hindsight, Rhodes made the best decision of his career by leaving AEW, where he was subjected to polarizing reactions despite being a babyface.

WWE Royal Rumble 2023 Highlights: The Bloodline unleashed a brutal attack of Sami Zayn as the former 'Honorary Uso' drilled a steel chair on the back of Roman Reigns.

Title Rhodes was also banned from ever challenging for the AEW World Championship due to losing a stipulation match to Chris Jericho.1