Dwayne Johnson vs Roman Reigns: The Rock Teases a Heel Turn Ahead of His WrestleMania 40 Kickoff; Calls Out Cody Rhodes’ Fanbase

Published 02/08/2024, 1:59 PM EST

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Dwayne Johnson has received plenty of heat online in the past few days. The only reason behind the same is that Johnson was involved in the decision to make Cody Rhodes step down from his WrestleMania 40 main event against Roman Reigns. Although fans wanted to see The Rock taking on his distant Samoan cousin in a wrestling match, they have been revolting ever since they got to know that he would be hindering Cody Rhodes’ story.

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Dwayne Johnson finally flips on WWE fans

Because of his latest position as a board member at TKO, Dwayne Johnson holds a powerful say in the decision making of the company. So, when the Stamford-based company was weighing whether they should move ahead with Cody Rhodes vs Roman Reigns, reports suggest The Rock pushed for it to be the other way around; leading several fans to be unhappy.

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After waiting a long while, Johnson finally had the opportunity to address the angry fans online. So, during the live show in which he was featured, DJ talked about Cody Rhodes and his fans.

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While talking to Pat McAfee during a live interview on The Pat McAfee Show, the WWE legend hinted at the possibility of him turning heel soon. This is because the former wrestler shed light on the controversy after several virtual callouts. In the interview, Johnson criticized Cody Rhodes’ fanbase by saying, “So now…was not surprised at it, did expect it but here’s the fun part, love Cody, love his passionate fans, then there’s the other passionate Cody fans & they are called ‘Cody crybabies’.

Although Johnson has not been giving this social media revolt much thought, the way he called out the entire fanbase, could be a hint about how it can lead to him turning heel. Since WrestleMania Kickoff is tonight, fans should look out for this change. Due to this, his confidence has also skyrocketed.

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Dwayne Johnson is confident that his match will make history

In the same interview with the former NFL star, Johnson shed some more light on his feud against The Tribal Chief. This is when he claimed that no matter how much the fans call him out for taking Rhodes’ spot in the WrestleMania main event, everybody knows that he is the bigger star.

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Not only this, but DJ’s exact words oozed confidence as he went on to say with certainty that his match against the reigning Universal Champion of WWE will be the biggest main event in WrestleMania history. This was another huge shot at Cody Rhodes’ fans, whom Johnson had already called out during the live.

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Kaif Ali

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Kaif Ali is a WWE writer at EssentiallySports and is a massive WWE enthusiast and he won?t have it any other way. Confused about the third person narrative? Well, what can you expect from someone who grew as a fan of Dwayne ?The Rock? Johnson. I am also a John Cena fan and follow his ?Never Give Up? mantra when it comes to my daily work life.
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