Cody Rhodes: WrestleMania 40 Takes an Unforeseen Turn with Reigns, Cody Rhodes, and The Rock

In a surprising turn of events, Cody Rhodes will not be squaring off against Roman Reigns as anticipated for WrestleMania 40. Instead, a family feud is set to unfold, pitting Reigns against his cousin, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, following the latest developments on “WWE SmackDown.”

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Reigns Responds to Rollins, Rejects Begging

“The Tribal Chief,” Roman Reigns, took center stage on Friday night, responding to World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins’ plea for Cody Rhodes. Reigns dismissed Rollins’ self-proclaimed title of “the guy” and addressed complaints about his schedule, asserting that he wouldn’t “beg” Rhodes for attention.

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Tensions Rise as Rhodes Enters the Scene

Cody Rhodes made a dramatic entrance, escalating tensions between him and Reigns. Dismissing associates Jimmy and Solo, Cody Rhodes hinted at a WrestleMania rematch, emphasizing the significance of the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship.

Cody Rhodes’ Shocking Revelation

In an unexpected twist, Rhodes announced that he would not be challenging Reigns at WrestleMania. Instead, he claimed to have a personal connection with someone Reigns knew intimately.

The Rock Emerges as the Wild Card

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, recently appointed TKO executive, entered the arena, becoming the wild card in the WrestleMania equation.. A brief exchange between The Rock and Rhodes set the stage for the plot to take a different turn.

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As “WWE SmackDown” concluded, The Rock and The Tribal Chief engaged in a tense stare down without uttering a single word, leaving fans in suspense.

WrestleMania 40 Speculation

While no official confirmation has been provided, speculation suggests that Reigns will face The Rock at WrestleMania 40. The concept of a family feud headlining the event has been a subtle theme throughout Reigns’ Undisputed WWE Universal Championship reign.

Dwayne Johnson’s desire to face his cousin has been expressed before, but notably, he has never specifically sought a title opportunity. The situation is made more complex by Rhodes’ cryptic claim, which piques fans’ interest in the story as it develops.

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WWE Promotes WrestleMania 40 Press Conference

In the closing moments of the show, WWE promoted a WrestleMania 40 press conference scheduled for Thursday evening, February 8. As the path to WrestleMania takes an unexpected turn, stay tuned for more updates.

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