After winning the 2024 Men’s Royal Rumble, Cody Rhodes stated his intention to face Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 40 for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship. On the other hand, curiosity regarding Reigns’ opponent became more intense, with arguments taking place between Cody Rhodes and The Rock.
‘The Great One’ dropped indications during his RAW visit that the highly-anticipated fight between him and Reigns would most likely take place this year. Considering that The American Nightmare wants a matchup with The Tribal Chief at WrestleMania, fans begged The Rock to hold off.
Cody Rhodes or The Rock for Roman Reigns at WrestleMania?
Cody Rhodes may have won the 2024 Men’s Royal Rumble and earned a match against Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 40, but that hasn’t stopped The Rock and The Tribal Chief from continuing to plot a confrontation. Despite WWE’s attempts to downplay Rhodes’ victory, fans are taking to social media to show their support for him when he faces Reigns at WrestleMania. Sharing his bucket list before the Royal Rumble, Cody Rhodes boosted fan anticipation for his WrestleMania title victory and put Roman Reigns on the back burner.
Recent comments made by The Rock on RAW 1 highlighted their long-established plot via the Bloodline narrative, suggesting that he is prepared to battle Roman Reigns. While promoting his position on the TKO board of directors, Dwyane Johnson said in an ESPN interview that he would still want to confront Reigns at WrestleMania.
Regardless of the ideal matchup, fans can’t decide who should depose Reigns from the ring: Cody Rhodes or The Rock. The long-awaited Rock vs. Reigns fight is reportedly still in the planning stages, with no official date yet announced by Dave Meltzer. The Rock was noticeably absent from the most recent brainstorming sessions but nobody knows what WWE’s creative team will decide.
Roman Reigns reacts to Cody Rhodes’ Royal Rumble victory
Following his victory in the 2024 Royal Rumble, The American Nightmare is planning to face Roman Reigns, whose live reaction to Cody’s triumph was recorded. The video, which WWE posted on Instagram, shows Reigns seems to be getting worried as if he had seen a ghost until he suddenly starts grinning. The tension was already high as a fan yelled out, “It’s over!” and Reigns seemed irritated that Cody had another championship opportunity.
Even though Roman Reigns is a famous wrestler, his historic title streak can come to an end if Cody Rhodes wins the upcoming WrestleMania. Cody wanted a rematch after losing to Reigns at WrestleMania 39, but Brock Lesnar attacked him instead. Now Cody’s journey is coming to an end with another opportunity to compete in WrestleMania’s main event.
At this point, it’s unclear whether Roman Reigns will face Cody Rhodes or The Rock at WrestleMania 40. Who do you think The Big Dog will face in April? Share your opinion in the comment section.