Cody Rhodes’ Subtle Dig at Dwayne Johnson Turns Fans Against The Rock: “He’s 50+, We Don’t Need Him”

Published 02/07/2023, 9:00 AM EST

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There was a lot of speculation about the return of Dwayne The Rock Johnson at Royal Rumble 2023, which could have led to a potential WrestleMania bout against Roman Reigns. With Cody Rhodes winning the 2023 men’s Royal Rumble, the chances of the Brahma Bull’s comeback have suffered a setback. However, Rhodes took time to explain why the Stamford-based promotion could do away with the Brahma Bull at The Grandest Stage of Them All.

As far as the American Nightmare is concerned, he will now face Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 39 after completing his return from injury at the 2023 Royal Rumble event

Cody Rhodes explains his statement about The Rock


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In a recent interview with Daily Mail, the former Legacy member highlighted his thoughts on the situation. According to the 37-year-old, WWE boasts superior options in their roster that blend perfectly into the current storylines. However, the former AEW star showed respect to The Great One by addressing him as “one of the GOATS.”

“With all the respect in the world to one of the GOATs The Rock, it looks like the options (for WrestleMania) we have here within the roster are even better because of the stories that are happening.”

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Though Cody Rhodes’ statement about The Rock’s presence at WrestleMania 39 garnered mixed reactions, most of them preferred to agree with the American Nightmare. Fans agree that WWE has been able to build intriguing storylines under the new regime and does not need to bring back former stars to complicate things.


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A fan is of the opinion that WWE should look at developing the current stars on its roster.

Another one feels things are already crowded at the top.

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This fan feels The Rock’s age is an issue for the latter to headline WrestleMania.


Someone is finding it hard to understand the people who are speaking against Cody Rhodes.



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This one is hilarious because he wants Dwayne Johnson to face Roman Reigns next year so that he can watch it live.


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With Cody Rhodes set to main event WrestleMania, it is guaranteed that The Brahma Bull will not be having a title shot at WrestleMania 39. He has been finding it tough to make time for the event due to his Hollywood commitments. However, as noted by Triple H at the post-Royal Rumble conference, you never know if the Great One will be present in some capacity as WrestleMania goes Hollywood this year.

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Saunak Nag

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Saunak Nag is a WWE writer at Essentially Sports. His interest in the sport sparked at a very young age as he was fascinated by the different stunts the wrestlers performed in the ring. He has always been an admirer of Triple H and falls in the list of people who have tried The Game's signature water splash countless times.

Edited By: Sreeda U M