Amidst speculation and critique, The Rock’s WrestleMania 40 in-ring ability comes under scrutiny. Cody Rhodes’ gesture of passing his spot to The Great One ignited controversy, particularly after their segment on WWE SmackDown.
Following the intense face-off between The Rock and Roman Reigns, WWE announced a press conference in Las Vegas. Many speculate that this event could mark the official confirmation of the match between The Rock and Reigns.
However, concerns have arisen regarding The Rock’s in-ring abilities following his return on the Day 1 edition of RAW, where he encountered Jinder Mahal. According to Fightful Select, there is concern about The Great One’s capacity to perform in a main event-length match after his recent appearances.
The report concludes by stating that, at present, The Rock will aim to compete in a full-length main event match with Reigns at WrestleMania. Yet, doubts linger about his capacity to execute in the ring. Particularly considering his sporadic appearances and limited physical involvement in recent years.
As anticipation builds for WrestleMania, fans are divided over The Rock’s inclusion, he took Cody Rhodes’s spot. Reports suggest that The Rock lobbied for the match, as major stars like CM Punk and Brock Lesnar are being ruled out of the show.
Backstage reactions to The Rock’s WrestleMania 40 spot swap for Cody Rhodes
Following the controversial end on SmackDown, where The Rock replaced Cody Rhodes to face Roman Reigns, fans anticipated a showdown between Rhodes and Reigns at WrestleMania 40. However, The Rock’s return added a twist.
According to Fightful Select, internal reactions among WWE talent and staff to The Rock replacing Cody Rhodes against Reigns at WrestleMania was described as “one of shock.”
The future for Cody Rhodes after SmackDown is wide open and buzzing with speculation. While reports swirl about a potential WrestleMania 40 showdown with Seth Rollins for the World Heavyweight Championship, last week on RAW fans loudly voiced their disapproval of this very matchup. It will be intriguing to see how WWE addresses this situation.