This week saw the WWE WrestleMania 40 kickoff, where The Rock and Roman Reigns declared their family’s superiority in the wrestling world. The American Nightmare, Cody Rhodes later made his way and challenged Reigns for the WM 40 main event match in Pennsylvania.
In a surprising turn, real-life Bloodline member Rikishi expressed his views on Cody’s and The Rock’s confrontation at the WWE WrestleMania 40 kickoff event through social media. Fans were taken aback by the Hall of Famer’s three-word reply to The Rock’s involvement, revealing intriguing insights into their family dynamics.
Real-life Bloodline member reacts to The Rock’s altercation with Cody Rhodes
WWE former wrestler Rikishi left the Stamford-based company in 2004 and wrestled in the independent circuit for some time. Rikishi is a member of the Anoaʻi family of Samoan wrestlers and is related by blood to ‘The Tribal Chief’ Roman Reigns. The People’s Champion, The Rock’s family is also an extended part of the Anoaʻi family.
Roman and Rock are Rikishi’s family, so he is often seen reacting to their latest wrestling trends whenever possible. Recently, The Rock slapped Cody Rhodes on the WWE WrestleMania 40 kickoff event, after The American Nightmare insulted Roman’s family. The Samoan Stinker, following that session, took to Twitter and said “What just happen ??”
This is not the first time that Rikishi has commented on something related to Roman Reigns and The Rock. Back in January, Rock made his first appearance in WWE after a long time and during his promo, he slightly hinted at taking Roman’s position as the Head of the Table.
Rikishi following that comment from Rock, shared on Twitter, “Have a seat…Now what’s the Problem ???” This implied that a lot of people are already going for the position of the Head of the Table and The Rock is not the only one in line.
Rikishi’s involvement in the famous Rock storyline
In late 2000, Rikishi turned heel and attacked Stone Cold Steve Austin in Survivor Series that year. Later the ‘Master of Rump Shaker’ admitted to attacking Austin so that his cousin The Rock could attain stardom. Austin got his revenge after he badly bruised and cut the face of The Samoan Stinker.
The Rock and Rikishi started feuding after some time when Rikishi interfered in The Rock’s WWF Championship defense against Kurt Angle and cost him the title. During that year’s Survivor Series Rikishi lost the match against the Brahma Bull.
Their rivalry went on to become a classic for WWE fans around the world. Although The Rock and Rikishi fought a limited number of times, their blood feud still remains a fan favorite for the WWE universe.
The Rock and Roman Reigns match for WM 40 is currently on hold. Fans are wondering if Cody will have his retribution after the humiliation ‘The Great One’ inflicted on the master of Cross Rhodes.
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