Dwayne Johnson vs Roman Reigns: The Rock’s Clear Intentions With Wrestlemania 40 Revealed

Published 02/07/2024, 10:26 AM EST

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Last week on SmackDown, WWE managed to gather icons in the wrestling ring, The Rock, Cody Rhodes, and Roman Reigns. Little did they know that the plan would backfire despite the star power in the segment. Although fans are electrified at the return of The Rock, they are equally disappointed by Cody Rhodes’ exclusion from the main event despite winning the Royal Rumble.

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However, recent reports suggest that Dwayne Johnson is behind this decision. Now, more claims have come to support the notion that Dwayne Johnson was the one pushing the idea.

Dwayne Johnson uses his powers to sidestep Cody Rhodes

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In an exclusive piece at leading wrestling publication PWInsider.com, writer Dave Scherer revealed his opinion about the recent drama involving Cody Rhodes and The Rock. When fans asked PWinsider about The Rock vs. Roman Reigns match at WrestleMania, they revealed how Dwayne Johnson was behind it.

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Dave Scherer reports, “The point? Rock wants it and he convinced the top people at WWE/TKO that it’s should happen. It sure seems like he wants a big payday and to claim the box office as well.” The Rock, left active wrestling in 2004 and only returned briefly for a dream feud against John Cena in 2010. So, he probably wants another dream feud against his cousin Roman Reigns at WrestleMania, a battle to determine the real Tribal Chief.

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WrestleMania 40: Rhodes’ Family Member Volunteers to Change Story as Dwayne Johnson Steals Cody Rhodes’ Main-Event Spot

Well, his return has heavily impacted the development of Cody Rhodes’ chancing at “finishing the story”, some fans still want to see Cody Rhodes main event night 2. PWInsider reports that it is probably not possible as The Rock wants it for himself. Dave Scherer writes, “Rock wants the main event and that’s Sunday night.

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So, is The Rock misusing his powers? Probably, yes. But that’s what the WWE creative team wants at this point in time.

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In one of the recent episodes of his daily radio podcast, Dave Meltzer revealed the reason behind the inclusion of Dwayne Johnson into the Cody Rhodes story. He said, “The Rock pushed super hard for it. The [#WrestleMania 40] card changed when CM Punk & Brock Lesnar were out and all the dominoes fell. Dwayne already wanted it and they [WWE] felt they now needed it as well. Felt this was better to change the news flow away from Vince.” It is also revealed that WWE wants to build Cody Rhodes as a babyface similar to Daniel Bryan from 2014. So, WWE has everything going as planned.

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Do you think The Rock’s inclusion in the Cody Rhodes story?

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Himangshu Sinha

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Have you ever tried imitating the gestures and catchphrases of your favorite pro wrestlers? Those people eh? Well, I am those people! Hi, I am Himangshu Sinha, a WWE writer at EssentiallySports who is realizing his dream of writing about his favorite pro wrestlers. As a WWE fan, I acknowledge my Tribal Chief the most. I admire Gunther and LA Knight.
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