The road to WrestleMania has already had more twists and turns than an episode of Dancing With The Stars but The Rock is going to be wrestling Roman Reigns.
Cody Rhodes won the men’s Royal Rumble for the second year in a row guaranteeing himself another crack at a world title in the WrestleMania 40 main event. Immediately after his win, he made it very clear that he was challenging Roman Reigns for the WWE Universal Championship in a repeat of their WrestleMania 39 main event. So far, so good, and everyone – except maybe Reigns – was happy. That didn’t last long.
CM Punk suffered a serious injury in the Royal Rumble keeping him from his expected World Heavyweight Championship match with Seth Rollins at WrestleMania. Rollins made a plea to Rhodes to consider reigniting their rivalry on the grandest stage of them all leaving Rhodes a lot to think about. Many believed this was just a wrinkle added to perhaps buy time to figure out new plans for Rollins but maybe there was more to it.
On the following SmackDown, Cody Rhodes appeared to sensationally step aside from his Roman Reigns challenge to the shock of everyone. He told Reigns he would take everything from him one day but not at WrestleMania before introducing The Rock. The Rock stared down Roman Reigns to end the show. All signs pointed at WWE planning Cody Rhodes vs. Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns vs. The Rock as the main events of both nights of WrestleMania. However, the WWE fans had other ideas.
The video featuring The Rock’s return received an insane amount of dislikes as #WeWantCody trended on social media. Whether by accident – and it wouldn’t be the first time – or by design, WWE had fans making their voices heard loud and clear. Conveniently, the noise from the WrestleMania outrage started to take the headlines away from the sleazy allegations made against Vince McMahon in a horrifying lawsuit.
Only Injury Could Keep The Rock From Wrestling Roman Reigns
Now it seems WWE is making a storyline out of the Rhodes/Rock/Reigns situation and on Raw in St. Louis, Cody Rhodes still avoided making a WrestleMania match official. A press conference scheduled for the 8th of February is where any match is likely to be made, but be in no doubt, The Rock will be wrestling.
PWInsider reported that sources have confirmed The Rock is 100% competing at WrestleMania and that there is now “no scenario” where The Rock is not wrestling Roman Reigns. That is unless a disaster befalls The Rock and he ends up injured.
Cody Rhodes could be added to that bout to make it a Triple Threat match or Roman Reigns could take on both men on the different nights of WrestleMania. Whatever happens, WWE might have to tread carefully to get fans back onside.