What is being said about WWE’s creative decision to book Cody Rhodes vs. AJ Styles at Backlash

Cody Rhodes is scheduled to defend his undisputed WWE Universal title against AJ Styles at the 2024 Backlash: France PLE. Cody is a heavy betting odds favorite to retain his title.

In regards to Backlash seemingly being a predictable show, Dave Meltzer of F4WOnline.com noted that the creative idea is to give wins to the new champions. In addition to that, Meltzer wrote that Paul “Triple H” Levesque “made the decision to not go in the direction of a hot challenger who is over big, but instead go with a challenger that on paper may provide the best match.”

Meltzer also noted the following…

“Rhodes has no real big-time direction until Rock and Roman Reigns are back in the picture. The other biggest star on the brand is Randy Orton, but they’re doing nothing to tease anything in that direction.”