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Cody Rhodes Says The Rock Won’t Take His Spot At WrestleMania 40

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Two months ago, The Rock revealed on The Pat McAfee Show that he was originally scheduled to face his cousin, Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns, in the main event of WrestleMania 39.

However, he decided to not do it because he felt the plans WWE had in mind at that time weren’t special enough for him to make a return to the ring after 10 years (for a proper match).

After revealing this plan, The Rock returned to WWE programming on SmackDown after 4 years.

While the currently planned main event for WrestleMania 40 is a rematch between Roman Reigns and Cody Rhodes, WWE will absolutely replace it with Roman vs. The Rock if The Rock decides to come back for a match.

During an interview on Busted Open Radio today, Cody noted he isn’t worried about The People’s Champion taking his spot at the biggest show of 2024.

Below is what The American Nightmare said:

“Nobody has asked me about The Rock. I think they’re scared to ask me or they don’t want to be rude. I’ll say this about The Rock. Coming on Pat’s show, which I was watching live because I love Pat and then SmackDown. The Rock did for sports entertainment so much, and continues to do so much by being the biggest star in Hollywood, that I’m able to be at the level that I’m at because I can stand on shoulders like those of The Rock’s.

He could have come on there and run me down and I would still have the highest respect for The Great One. He’s honestly a model superstar for anyone who wants to supersede expectations. With that said, no matter what he said, anyone who asked me or confronted me on it. I’m not flinching. I’m not flinching.

I feel if The Rock and I were in the same room, he would expect nothing less from me. If you think it’s somebody else, I’m going to do everything I can to make sure you know it’s me. That’s the same attitude The Rock had when he was climbing the ladder. I don’t care who it is. If that happens to be The Rock. If it happens to be anybody.

A wonderful superstar like LA Knight, a stellar performer like Sami Zayn. Line them up and I’m going to do everything I can to outrun them. I mean that with the utmost respect. I wasn’t shook at all by Rock’s big day out. What I would say is: not flinching.

If Rock is part of WrestleMania 40, that would be outstanding, it’s The Rock, but I don’t think he’ll be in my spot.”

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