The Rock Left Cody Rhodes “Heart-Stricken” On WWE Raw

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Cody Rhodes has admitted there was a moment with The Rock that left him “heart-stricken.”

In the aftermath of Cody Rhodes dethroning Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 40, one member of The Bloodline made it clear he still had his sights set on The American Nightmare, The Rock.

On the Raw after WrestleMania, Rhodes was celebrating his victory when The Final Boss made his way to the ring. During a tense exchange between the pair, The Rock put something in Rhodes’ hand and said, “Don’t you ever break my heart again,” angering the new champion.

Since then, speculation has been rife on what the object could have been, and on the latest edition of Busted Open Radio, Rhodes hinted at the importance of the mystery item.

“It wasn’t a dollar. It was certainly more expensive than that. I tried to make a positive overture, an olive branch to The Rock and the Seven Bucks team because I have an immense respect for what they’ve done. They set the table so that I can eat at it.

“He did not feel that that was a positive overture and handed it back to me. That’s the best I can give you Bully but I was pretty heart-stricken over the fact that it came back but if anything, like Triple H told me, it’s not fun and games for these guys. They’re coming for you and you either get ready or you don’t.”

Cody Rhodes Explains Parallels Between Rivalry With The Rock And Star Wars

Recently, Brian Gewirtz compared The Rock and Cody Rhodes’ rivalry to Star Wars, and during his appearance on Busted Open, Rhodes gave his own parallels to the famed sci-fi franchise.

“If we’re looking at Star Wars parallels, I feel like we’re maybe past Jedi at this point. Here’s the struggle I have with a person like The Rock. I know it’s underneath there. I know inside is the People’s Champion. I was the biggest Rock fan growing up. I know he’s in there.

“That’s not what returned. We got the Final Boss. We got the cursing. We got an unbelievably gritty and formidable, if you look at just his size compared to most wrestlers of the day, in terms of his athletic ability and his size. I just wish the relationship had been different and I can’t sit here hoping for that forever. I can’t sit here saying man I’d like to bring the real People’s Champion back. I really would because I think that’s what’s underneath there. But perhaps The Rock is too far gone.”

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