Cody Rhodes introduces The Rock to WWE crowd
In a surprising turn of events, Cody Rhodes introduced Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson to the WWE crowd, sparking speculation of a long-awaited match between The Rock and Roman Reigns. Rhodes, who won the Royal Rumble for the second year in a row, had earned a title shot against Reigns at WrestleMania, but lost last year.
Staredown between Rock and Reigns
After Rhodes left the ring, The Rock and Reigns had a tense staredown in the middle of the ring, bringing Friday night’s “SmackDown” to an electrifying close. While fans initially cheered for The Rock’s appearance, the general consensus is mixed, with many expressing their dissatisfaction over a potential match between the legendary Rock and Reigns.
WWE announces WrestleMania kickoff match
Following the intense confrontation between The Rock and Reigns, WWE announced that they will face off in a WrestleMania kickoff match in Las Vegas this Thursday. This highly anticipated match marks The Rock’s return to the WWE roster since 2019, after focusing on his movie career and other business ventures.
Controversial reactions from fans
After the conclusion of “SmackDown,” WWE took to social media to gauge fans’ reactions to the ending of the show. The response was largely negative, with fans expressing frustration over The Rock potentially replacing Cody Rhodes as Reigns’ opponent and referring to The Rock as a “part-timer.”
Despite the backlash, The Rock remains one of the most decorated superstars in WWE history, having won the WWE championship a remarkable eight times. His match against Reigns at WrestleMania XL is expected to be a major draw for fans and could potentially shake up the wrestling world.