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Cody Rhodes vs. The Rock: WrestleMania 40 Controversy Ignites Potential Feud

One big thing: Cody Rhodes challenges The Rock’s WrestleMania 40 involvement

Cody Rhodes, fresh off his WWE Championship win at WrestleMania 40, expressed displeasure with The Rock’s attempt to insert himself into the main event picture earlier this year.

Why it matters

• This tension sets the stage for a potential high-profile feud between Rhodes and The Rock, possibly culminating at WrestleMania 41.
• It highlights the ongoing struggle between established stars and rising talent for top spots in WWE.

By the numbers

• WrestleMania 40 took place over 2 nights
• Rhodes won the Undisputed WWE Universal Title on night 2
• The Rock’s last singles match at WrestleMania was in 2013

What they’re saying

Rhodes on The Rock’s return (via The Pivot Podcast):

“Where we would butt heads is in the idea that you could just come back in the midst of a story that was taking place, and just because you’re The Rock, you can step into the starting lineup and take WrestleMania for yourself.”

The big picture

• The Rock’s return to WWE, coupled with his new board position, suggests he’ll have a significant presence in upcoming storylines.
• Rhodes’ victory at WrestleMania 40 solidifies his position as a top star in WWE.
• The potential Rhodes vs. Rock match at WrestleMania 41 could be one of the biggest draws in recent WWE history.

What’s next

• WWE is reportedly planning Cody Rhodes vs. The Rock for WrestleMania 41 in Las Vegas, pending The Rock’s schedule.
• The Rock’s increased involvement in WWE operations may lead to more frequent appearances and matches.

How do you think a potential match between Cody Rhodes and The Rock would play out? Share your predictions in the comments below.

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