The Rock returns to WWE and challenges Roman Reigns. It’s reasonable to assume that a match of this magnitude would headline the second night of WrestleMania 40. If that happens, though, it means Cody Rhodes won’t be able to make up for his loss to Reigns last year and finally complete his story.
In an interview with Sports Illustrated, Dustin Rhodes said he wouldn’t be happy if his brother’s main event spot at WrestleMania went to The Rock:
“My dad, myself and my brother, we’re three different people. But we all love the fans, we love this industry, and we’re very proud to protect Rod’s name. Cody is on fire. This is him time. I’m very happy for him. We’re carrying on this tradition and it’s very special to us.
…I want Cody to face Roman Reigns in the main event. Or it’ll be rock ‘n’ roll. If it was The Rock, I’d be pissed – it’s Cody’s time. He’s becoming the face of the company, and it’s paying off. But I get it. If it’s The Rock, that’s still good business. I know a lot of people love watching The Rock. But I still think this is Cody’s moment. “
There was some fantasy booking of Roman Reigns competing in two matches during WrestleMania weekend so that WWE could book Cody for a main event title match and The Rock vs. Reigns in one night. Roman Reigns happened the other night. In my opinion, this is unlikely to happen as it would make more business sense for WWE to have these matches on the calendar rather than cram them into a single weekend.
The WWE Universal Championship match at WrestleMania could also be a triple threat, featuring all three men. Maybe something like this could help cover up the rock’s ring rust.
Ultimately, I think WWE and The Rock want his return match to be as monumental as possible, which means booking it as a one-on-one title match against Roman Reigns the night after WrestleMania 40. I don’t know where that leaves Cody, but that’s a secondary concern as the priority is to give The Rock the results he wants in his return match.
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