The Rock Threatens Cody Rhodes, Says He’s Just Getting Started

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The Rock has threatened Cody Rhodes again while teasing that he is just getting started.

At the WrestleMania 40 Kickoff Press Event in Las Vegas, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was the chosen challenger of the Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns. However, 2024 Royal Rumble winner Cody Rhodes interrupted to say that he would challenge Reigns at WrestleMania 40 instead.

After Reigns insulted Cody and his late father Dusty Rhodes, Cody said that Roman & Rock’s grandparents would be ashamed of them. Rock didn’t like that, so he slapped Cody. That led into an argument that was broken up on the stage.

It has since been reported that The Rock was the one who pitched the idea of a Rock & Reigns tag team match against Rhodes and World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins at WrestleMania 40 Night 1.

As of this writing, the only match official for WrestleMania 40 involving those four men is the Reigns-Rhodes match at WrestleMania 40.

The Rock also went on social media with a warning for Cody Rhodes while making it clear he was just getting started.

Breaking @wwe social records. Having fun – just getting started.

I’ll slap your punk ass 10 more times for the culture, and you’ll do nothing and like it. Tune in TONIGHT on SMACKDOWN LIVE on @FOX at 8pm Salt Lake City will never be the same.

~ people’s champ

The Rock Touts WWE Viewership Numbers

Up next for The Rock and Roman Reigns is an appearance at the February 16th Smackdown tapings in Salt Lake City, Utah. It’s a double taping where they will also tape the February 23rd episode due to the Elimination Chamber event on February 24th.

In the video that The Rock shared on social media, it was noted that the WrestleMania 40 Kickoff event had over 100 million social views within 12 hours.

Another graphic stated that The Rock slapping Cody Rhodes received 15.7 million views across WWE social platforms in under 12 hours.

There was also a stat claiming that WrestleMania 40 Kickoff had 4.7 million live viewers, which makes it the most-viewed outside the ring event in WWE history.