Cody Rhodes could bring back Winged Eagle WWE title

The American Nightmare could make every 90s WWE fan's dream come true by bringing back an iconic WWE fixture.

Cody Rhodes is a third-generation wrestler and essentially grew up around the squared circle. His father, Dusty Rhodes, is a WWE, WCW, Professional Wrestling, and Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Famer. In addition, his older half-brother, Dustin Rhodes, should be inducted into the Hall of Famer sooner rather than later.

Fans have been begging for the WWE to bring back the Winged Eagle belt design.

You could argue that wrestling and being a WWE champion is his birthright. And, while The American Nightmare could very much make his dream come true in April, he'll be making his mark by bringing back a fan-favorite design of the WWE championship.

The younger Rhodes sparked rumors of a potential re-appearance of the Winged Eagle design for the WWE title last year, before he outright said that he'd bring it back after winning the Royal Rumble.

In Rhodes' words, he grew up with the Winged Eagle, so he'd want nothing but to bring it back. Furthermore, he retweeted a picture by FigureKingdom of a figure of himself holding the said title on his shoulder.

Of course, this all hinges on whether Rhodes wins against Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 39.

The Winged Eagle WWE Championship was only part of the WWE for a decade but it's one of the most iconic belt designs in the history of the wrestling promotion. Hulk Hogan was the first to wear the title in February 1988 as it switched hands to the likes of Andrew The Giant, Randy Savage, Ric Flair, The Undertaker, and more. The last WWE champion to hold the belt was "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, who won it from Shawn Michaels at WrestleMania 14.

Andre the Giant is just one of the big names to have held the Winged Eagle WWE belt at some point.

It would be interesting to see Rhodes win the WWE Universal Title with both Stone Cold and Shawn Michaels either in the audience and/or as participants at WrestleMania 39.

Ray Ampoloquio
Ray is a lifelong gamer with a nose for keeping up with the latest news in and out of the gaming industry. When he's not reading, writing, editing, and playing video games, he builds and repairs computers in his spare time. You can find Ray on Twitter.
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