“Nothing but Respect…”: Cody Rhodes Lays Down His Thoughts About Rumors Indicating a Dwayne Johnson vs Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 40

Published 01/24/2024, 3:31 PM EST

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The WWE Universe’s wait for WrestleMania 40 began right after the conclusion of WrestleMania 39. The sole reason for this was the collective backstabbing experienced by fans when Cody Rhodes lost the WWE title match. Watching Roman Reigns cheat in the match stung everyone. However, Dwayne Johnson seems to have inflicted more damage on fans by stepping on that wound.

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Dwayne Johnson recently took a shot at Roman Reigns and hinted at an imminent clash with him soon. Now, it seems like Cody Rhodes will not be facing Reigns at WrestleMania 40, but The Rock will brawl The Tribal Chief instead. This has made several fans extremely unhappy. But, what does The American Nightmare have to say about this?

Cody Rhodes says he’s a “Rock fan” and respects him

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Cody Rhodes carries a significant storyline built on his determination to fulfill a legacy left by his father, Dusty Rhodes. His ambition is to secure the World Championship, an achievement that eluded his father throughout his career. While initially eyeing the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship, his path to dethrone Roman Reigns appears uncertain.

WWE is thriving with record-breaking success and financial gains from megastars. A crucial decision about WrestleMania 40 will shape the entirety of 2024 and Cody Rhodes finds himself at the center of this pivotal moment. In a recent interview with Bleacher Report, Rhodes acknowledged the possibility of The Rock entering the mix against Roman Reigns, potentially affecting his own opportunity. 

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He said, “Nothing but respect. I’m a Rock fan. I don’t think he’s the type that would come in & meddle with a story that’s been being told over the past two years. I think he’s probably up to something else, but you never know with WWE,” expressing respect for The Rock and being a fan. Nevertheless, he believes that WWE’s carefully crafted story over the past year might not be disrupted by The Great One.

REPORTS: Cody Rhodes’ WrestleMania 40 Plans Could Change Drastically Because of Increased Potential for Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson vs Roman Reigns

Cody Rhodes sees potential for The Rock facing Roman Reigns, embracing WWE’s unpredictability. This uncertainty brings hope for Rhodes and his fans, adding anticipation for both WrestleMania and the Royal Rumble. However, it was even reported that Triple H has different plans for Cody Rhodes and he might not finish his story this year.

Triple H indicates that Cody Rhodes will not ‘finish his story’ 

According to Sports Illustrated, insiders close to Triple H reveal Cody Rhodes is not set to headline WrestleMania 40, and the conclusion of his ongoing storyline is uncertain. 

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The SI sources for Triple H stated, “Multiple sources close to WWE Head of Creative Paul “Triple H” Levesque have indicated that Cody Rhodes will not headline this year’s event, nor will he “finish his story” at WrestleMania.” While his role remains unconfirmed, speculation rises about The Rock challenging Roman Reigns, possibly at Royal Rumble 2024. 

In the absence of a Reigns matchup, Rhodes may face former AEW colleague CM Punk in a showdown defining their WWE comebacks. The recent intense Raw promo hints at a captivating in-ring battle, promising a fan-dividing moment.

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Would you like to see Cody Rhodes finish his story this year? Or do you want to witness Dwayne Johnson and Roman Reigns match?

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Sheron Singh

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Oh, let me tell you about myself, I'm Sheron Singh, the WWE aficionado and person behind many of trending WWE stories at EssentiallySports. My journey into the world of suplexes and powerbombs began at the age of 6, thanks to my father and I've been hooked ever since. With a postgraduate degree in clinical psychology, I have the superpower to dissect the emotions both in and outside that squared circle at ES.
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