Video: WWE champion Cody Rhodes cuts promo for Dustin Poirier forward of UFC 302: 'End your story'

by Christina S. Brown
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WWE champion Cody Rhodes is aware of a factor or two about ending a narrative, and he helps former interim light-weight UFC champion Dustin Poirier making an attempt to do the identical at UFC 302.

Like Poirier within the UFC, Rhodes struggled to navigate his technique to the highest of the WWE. The son of the legendary Dusty Rhodes didn’t get it carried out in his first run within the WWE. He determined to depart, wrestle everywhere in the globe, and assist begin a rival firm, AEW. Within the course of, his title grew to become larger than it ever was earlier than, finally resulting in a triumphant return to the WWE at WrestleMania 38 in Dallas.

A yr later, Rhodes would get his shot on the most coveted title within the WWE, the Common Championship, which was held by Roman Reigns. At WrestleMania 39 underneath the brilliant lights of Los Angeles, Rhodes main-evented in opposition to Reigns, promising to “end the story.” Nevertheless, Reigns maintained his place on the high, and Rhodes would go on one other yearlong marketing campaign stuffed with twists and turns to earn one other crack at Reigns.

Very similar to Rhodes, Poirier has grown his title exponentially over time however has struggled to succeed in the head of the UFC by changing into an undisputed champion.

“The Diamond” has grow to be an interim UFC champion, however that wasn’t the aim. In his try to unify the title in opposition to Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 242, he got here up quick. 4 fights later in opposition to Charles Oliveira, Poirier obtained his second likelihood, however as soon as once more, did not safe gold.

Within the UFC 302 foremost occasion in opposition to Islam Makhachev, Poirier will get his third shot. It might very properly be his final, too. Maybe it’s now or by no means for Poirier to “end his story.”

Rhodes understands Poirier’s place. It was his final shot on the high prize of the WWE at WrestleMania 40 in Philadelphia in a rematch with Reigns underneath guidelines that drastically compromised his possibilities of profitable. Nevertheless, “The American Nightmare” achieved his dream by overcoming the percentages to defeat Reigns, and nonetheless holds the crown at this time.

Poirier has a tall job forward of him. Will he “end the story?”

Within the newest reminder of the partnership with WWE and UFC underneath the TKO umbrella, Rhodes reduce an inspirational promo for Poirier, encouraging him to get the job carried out in opposition to Makhachev.

Test it out within the video beneath (by way of Fb):

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