Former WWE star slams The Rock potentially snatching Cody Rhodes opportunity to headline WrestleMania 40 against Roman Reigns

The latest episode of Friday Night SmackDown aired yesterday, which was the first show after the Royal Rumble event. Surprisingly, Cody Rhodes, who won the event for the second consecutive year, was replaced by The Rock. During the show, Rhodes announced that he had initially chosen Roman Reigns as his opponent for the undisputed WWE Universal Championship at WrestleMania 40.

However, The situation took an unexpected turn when Seth Rollins suggested that his World Heavyweight Championship would be a better choice for The American Nightmare. As a result, The Tribal Chief is set to face The Rock instead of Rhodes. However, this booking decision has received criticism from former WWE superstars, such as Summer Rae.

Summer Rae rips at reported The Rock vs Roman Reigns bout in WrestleMania 40

The conclusion of the most recent episode of WWE Friday Night SmackDown sparked controversy as The Rock and Roman Reigns confronted each other. This happened after Cody Rhodes introduced Dwayne Johnson, seemingly revealing that he had given up his chance to compete for the WrestleMania 40 championship.

Some fans are disappointed with WWE’s decision to make their biggest hero play a supporting role as a part-timer. This feeling is shared by some former superstars, who have expressed their displeasure. Fans are also not happy with The Rock taking Rhodes’s place. One such former superstar is Summer Rae.

Former female WWE superstar, Summer Rae, who made her last appearance at the Royal Rumble 2022, expressed her dissatisfaction with the recent events on SmackDown. In a tweet, Rae mentioned that she would like to see Roman Reigns face Cody Rhodes at WrestleMania 40 instead of The Rock.

“Imagine handing over your Wrestlemania match that you beat 29 other ppl for…AFTER a two-year build. I’m all for twists & turns but make it make sense! Gosh, I hope we are ALL wrong. I hope it all makes sense next Fri in a Rock Roman promo, that is if either of them shows up to tv,” wrote Summer Rae.

What is next for Cody Rhodes?

Cody Rhodes is currently a popular figure in WWE. He had a difficult decision to make between Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins for the main event at WrestleMania 40. However, after The Rock made a return last night, it appears that Cody made his decision. Although it is not yet clear what his future holds for WrestleMania 40.

However, it has been announced that Rhodes will make an appearance on WWE SmackDown in Charlotte, North Carolina, next week. While there is no information yet on what his role will be in next week’s episode, it is expected that he will have a significant impact, considering the chaos he caused in his previous appearance.

On the latest episode of WWE Friday Night SmackDown, Rhodes was supposed to announce his decision but ended up not doing so. Instead, he concluded the episode by inviting The Rock to confront his cousin, Roman Reigns, resulting in an uncomfortable situation. However, Rhodes’ confirmed appearance for next week indicates that there may be more to this story than initially thought.

What are your thoughts on replacing Cody Rhodes with The Rock against Roman Reigns on WrestleMania 40? Let us know in the comments section below!

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