“Run for dem life”: The Rock is Not Done With WWE After Losing the WrestleMania 40 Spot

The Rock takes to his Instagram to share his battle cry, as he prepares for a war against Cody Rhodes.

"Run for dem life": The Rock is Not Done With WWE After Losing the WrestleMania 40 Spot

SUMMARY

  • After Cody Rhodes declared that he won't fight Roman Reigns, The Rock found the perfect opportunity to step up to Reigns and declare him as his WrestleMania opponent.
  • However, soon, Cody Rhodes turned things upside down, as he changed his mind by picking Reigns as his WrestleMania opponent.
  • Following this, Johnson seemed to be preparing for war as he posted an Instagram video, directing his ominous animosity at Cody Rhodes.
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As WWE fans and the wrestling industry as a whole were preparing to watch Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and undisputed WWE universal champion Roman Reigns fight each other at WrestleMania 40, things went sideways. Suddenly, Royal Rumble winner Cody Rhodes interrupted this familial affair, declaring that he will fight for the WWE WrestleMania 40 title shot against Reigns. 

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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson as Black Adam
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson as Black Adam

After The Rock was prepared to make his WWE WrestleMania 40 headlining match official against Roman Reigns, Cody Rhodes took the spotlight from him. And now it seems the self-proclaimed People’s Champion Johnson is ready to go to war. Taking to his Instagram, Johnson shared a video, directing his ominous animosity at Rhodes. 

Cody Rhodes Snatched The Rock’s WrestleMania Opponent

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has recently made his comeback in the wrestling industry, and ever since then, he has been making headlines with repeated chaos and declarations. Like two weeks back, he made a surprise appearance on SmackDown and chose Roman Reigns as his opponent after Cody Rhodes announced that he would not be facing Reigns at WrestleMania. 

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The Rock during WrestleMania 40 Kickoff media event | image:WWE

Despite winning the Royal Rumble match for two consecutive years, Cody Rhodes decided not to fight against Roman Reigns. Therefore, The Rock found the perfect opportunity to step up to Reigns and declare him as his WrestleMania opponent. But shockingly, things changed the following week at the WrestleMania 40 Kickoff media event. 

Dwayne Johnson's recent appearance at Smackdown was not received well by fans
Dwayne Johnson’s recent appearance at Smackdown | image: WWE

During the press conference, Roman Reigns chose The Rock as his WrestleMania opponent, as they had decided previously. However, soon, Cody Rhodes turned things upside down as he changed his mind by picking Reigns as his WrestleMania opponent. Snatching away Dwayne Johnson’s opportunity to fight Reigns at WrestleMania 40, Rhodes seemingly infuriated the self-proclaimed People’s Champion. 

The Rock’s Ominous Animosity Directed Towards Cody Rhodes

After Cody Rhodes barged in and changed his mind mid-way and decided to fight against Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 40, The Rock seemed furious. The whole event further witnessed Dwayne Johnson slapping Rhodes after he took away Reigns and even slammed his family. But with all things said, the decision changed within seconds, and later on, during last week’s SmackDown, Triple H confirmed Reigns vs. Rhodes at WrestleMania 40. 

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Failing to control his rage after disrespect, The Rock slapped Cody Rhodes
The Rock slapped Cody Rhodes during WrestleMania 40 kickoff press conference | image: WWE

Despite previously teasing Rock vs. Reigns and Dwayne Johnson’s apparent desire to be Roman Reigns‘ opponent, WrestleMania 40, will now witness Rhodes vs. Reigns. Following this insult to injury, Johnson seemed to be preparing for war as he posted an Instagram video, directing his ominous animosity at Cody Rhodes. Sharing a video of himself and Reigns exiting the T-Mobile Arena after WWE WrestleMania 40 Kickoff, Johnson shared a cryptic caption. 

The Rock directed his ominous animosity at Cody Rhodes via Instagram video | image: Instagram/@therock
The Rock directed his ominous animosity at Cody Rhodes via Instagram video | image: Instagram/@therock

Hear the rumble, hear the rumble. Run for dem life,, hen we step into the jungle. You f*cked around and found out quick, didn’t you boy? You, your little friends and all your crybabies have no idea what’s coming. The world’s on notice.” 

Following this post, it seems the bad blood continues between The Rock and Cody Rhodes. Previously, even Rhodes himself confirmed that the rage between him and Dwyane Johnson was far from over when he spoke during WWE Monday Night Raw. Rhodes hinted that he will be getting his revenge for Johnson’s slap and further warned that he plans on hitting him back.

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