Not Roman Reigns, Top WWE Star Hints Dwayne Johnson Might Face Someone Else at Wrestlemania

Wrestling fans have longed for the epic clash between The Rock and Roman Reigns but Cody Rhodes speculate Johnson's showdown with someone else at 'WrestleMania 40'.

Not Roman Reigns, Top WWE Star Hints Dwayne Johnson Might Face Someone Else at Wrestlemania

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  • The buzz about a big 'WrestleMania 40' showdown featuring The Rock and Roman Reigns has been circulating for a while now.
  • Wrestling enthusiasts have been craving this epic showdown for ages – a face-off between The Rock and The Powerhouse.
  • But Cody Rhodes feels that Dwayne Johnson will throw a wrench into the storyline he's been carefully crafting for the past two years. 
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This year’s WrestleMania will take place at the Philadelphia Eagles’ stadium on April 6 and 7, 2024. It marks the second time Philly is hosting the WWE’s main event.

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WrestleMania is a two-day wrestling event featuring the WWE’s top superstars. It’s the world’s largest professional wrestling promotion, usually hitting the stage in late March or early April.

The buzz about a big WrestleMania 40 showdown featuring The Rock and Roman Reigns has been circulating for a while now. Dwayne Johnson last wrestled for WWE in 2016, made a surprise WWE return on January 1. The Hollywood star left fans buzzing as he teased a potential clash with Roman Reigns this spring.

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Wrestling enthusiasts have been craving this epic showdown for ages—a face-off between the 51-year-old Rock and the 38-year-old Reigns, both part of the wrestling dynasty Anoa’i family. But Cody Rhodes feels Johnson might face someone other than The Head of the Table.

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Cody Rhodes Hints at Different Opponent for The Rock at this Year’s WrestleMania

WWE Superstar Cody Rhodes recently spoke in an interview with Mike Chiari of Bleacher Report. Even though he’s facing an uncertain path to WrestleMania 40, The American Nightmare showed unwavering confidence—boldly declared that he’s snatching victory at the Royal Rumble this weekend.

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His eyes are set on the grand prize – challenging Roman Reigns for the Universal Championship in the WrestleMania showdown. The son of The American Dream said:

“I’m winning the Royal Rumble. And then I think we’re supposed to wait and say, ‘Hey, this is who I want to challenge,’ but if anyone’s been watching the story, then they know exactly who I want to challenge and when I want to challenge them, and right the wrong that happened at WrestleMania 39.”

With this, he’s not buying into the idea that Dwayne Johnson will throw a wrench into the storyline he’s been carefully crafting for the past two years. As per Rhodes, Johnson will likely face someone else:

“Nothing but respect. I’m a Rock fan. I don’t think he’s the type that would come in & meddle with a story that’s been being told over the past two years. I think he’s probably up to something else, but you never know with WWE.”

It is literally a bold stance, considering the unpredictability of wrestling narratives. So, fans have to tune in to this Saturday’s premium live event to see the next chapter in Cody Rhodes’ journey to WrestleMania 40.

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Will Cody Rhodes Make Headlines in WrestleMania 40?

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Cody Rhodes (Image via Forbes)

Cody Rhodes had a big dream of topping WrestleMania 40 and grabbing that World Championship. But now, things are all up in the air because folks are buzzing about The Rock making a comeback to the wrestling ring. This raises questions about Rhodes’s presumed role.

Amidst all the rumors, Rhodes stands firm. With super confidence, he boldly declares that he’s still destined to headline WrestleMania 40 and wrap up his story.

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But sources cited by Sports Illustrated, multiple insiders close to WWE’s Head of Creative, Paul “Triple H” Levesque, claim that Cody Rhodes might not be the chosen one to headline WrestleMania 40. So, only time will tell what’s there for the WWE’s flagship annual event.

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