The Rock & Roman Reigns’ SmackDown segment set to be the most disliked WWE YouTube video ever: “We Want Cody”

Wrestling fans were hoping that Cody Rhodes and Roman Reigns would face off at WrestleMania 40 after Rhodes won the Royal Rumble. However, Cody shocked everyone on February 2, 2024, when he announced he would not be challenging Reigns. Dwayne Johnson, on the other hand, confronted The Tribal Chief.

Fans were divided by The Rock’s return to WWE on SmackDown, particularly since he replaced The American Nightmare in the main event match against Roman Reigns at WrestleMania. Within the last 36 hours, the video on YouTube rose to the position of the most disliked.

SmackDown segment with Rock and Roman Reigns draws insane hate

Due to The Rock’s hectic schedule, the much-anticipated bout between Roman Reigns and himself at WrestleMania 39 never took place. However, on the most recent WWE SmackDown, they faced off, and the crowd had mixed feelings.

Roman Reigns
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Dwayne Johnson, who is adored by many, was the target of criticism after challenging Roman Reigns on “SmackDown” and potentially replacing Cody Rhodes at WrestleMania. As evidence of the broad dissatisfaction, their segment on WWE’s YouTube account received more than half a million dislikes. On social media, current and past WWE superstars also showed their support for Cody Rhodes.

Reportedly, the decision was made at the eleventh hour, with the initial intention for Cody Rhodes to compete against Reigns after winning the Royal Rumble. However, changes in creative planning and other outside factors led to The Rock’s participation, intending to divert attention away from the unfavorable headlines associated with Vince McMahon.

WWE fans want Roman Reigns vs Cody Rhodes for WrestleMania 40

Many fans are upset because they believe The Rock stole Cody Rhodes’ rightful berth at WrestleMania. The petition calling for WWE to alter the match card has gone viral on Twitter, with the hashtag #WeWantCody trending at #1 in the US.

This past weekend, the hashtag went viral as fans voiced their desire to see The American Nightmare challenge The Tribal Chief, the current champion, who has held the belt for more than 1,200 days. Cody’s fans believe he should get another chance even after he lost to Reigns at WrestleMania last year.

Although The Rock’s global popularity cannot be denied, supporters feel there were more rational methods to schedule the battle, accusing it of being nonsensical. Many believe the chosen route makes everyone involved seem awful, and wrestlers like Summer Rae, Dustin Rhodes, and Logan Paul showed their support for Cody.

How do you see Roman Reigns and The Rock’s WrestleMania match? The alternative is to have Cody Rhodes and The Rock fight it out, with the winner going on to square off against The Tribal Chief. Share your thoughts in the comment section. 

Robin Ahmed

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Oh, hi, this is Md Robin Ahmed, a WWE fan and I everyday go through a slew of popular WWE stories on Sportszion. Watching Big Show's Showstopper was the beginning of my passion for WWE, though I have to say that his Chokeslam is not one of my favorite moves. Over time, my love for professional wrestling has intensified, mostly due to the Shield, and my all-time favorite wrestler in WWE is Big Dog. I would give everything to be able to be within a few feet of him to witness his iconic Superman Punch and Spear. My major is engineering, but I'm most happy when I'm doing something artistic that doesn't put me under any pressure. Watching them wrestle and discuss their matches is always fun for me. And I've finally discovered a career that gives me fun since it allows me to with my dream heroes lifestyle. So, Welcome! I'd love to hear from you on LinkedIn and Facebook.


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