Veteran Says WWE Is In Dangerous Territory With Cody Rhodes And The Rock

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WWE is playing a dangerous game with The Rock and Cody Rhodes.

On the February 2nd episode of SmackDown, Royal Rumble winner Cody Rhodes appeared to step aside to let The Rock face Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 40. This is despite a rematch between Rhodes and Reigns being teased and built since WrestleMania 39.

Rhodes is beloved by the WWE faithful and fans made their feelings known on social media, backing the American Nightmare and turning on The Rock. This even led to “Rocky Sucks” chants on Raw.

Speaking on Busted Open Radio, Bully Ray warned WWE is potentially playing with fire by seemingly slighting a fan favourite with WrestleMania heading to Philadelphia.

“As a guy who has experienced the worst of the worst in that city, of how they can turn on you, WWE is in real dangerous territory right now with this scenario,”

The WWE Hall of Famer added that without an on-screen explanation for the switch, the backlash could get even worse.

“The hijacking of these shows that could potentially happen, especially at WrestleMania, is because the people feel cheated.

‘You screwed us over. We have been firmly behind this guy, and it’s not even about him losing last year. We’ve been firmly behind this guy, and now you’re going to pull him out of the spot that he deserves to be in, by your standards, because he won the Rumble?’ This is why we need the why. This is why I need to hear Cody tell me, or why I need to hear The Rock tell me why Cody stepped to the side, so I can go, ‘Oh. Okay. Now I get it.'”

The Rock Calls Out Cody Rhodes Fans

During an appearance on the Pat McAfee Show, The Rock confirmed he’s in training camp to make sure he’s ready to go come the big night. The WWE legend then turned his attention to Rhodes’ fans and the backlash on social media.

The Rock dubbed those complaining “Cody Crybabies” while outlining his own history with the Rhodes family.

H/t to Wrestling Inc