The electrifying return of The Rock to WWE SmackDown sent shockwaves through the wrestling world just a few weeks ago. Fans were thrilled at the prospect of a showdown between The Great One and the Tribal Chief, Roman Reigns, at WrestleMania 40. However, it appears that WWE’s storyline plans have taken an unexpected twist in recent days, potentially dashing hopes of this epic clash. Wrestling veteran and former WWE manager, Dutch Mantell, has given exclusive insights into what might be happening behind the scenes.
Last night’s SmackDown had fans on the edge of their seats as The American Nightmare, Cody Rhodes, came face-to-face with The Rock, the man he failed to defeat at WrestleMania 39. While the encounter remained wordless, the tension in the air hinted at a potential showdown down the line.
Dutch Mantell, during a recent interview, shared his perspective on the situation. He speculated that something significant may have transpired involving The Rock, prompting WWE to alter their WrestleMania plans.
“Something happened that we don’t know about, and it happened with Rock, that’s where it happened. Because, Cody was going to be there anyway, I think they wanted and they painted the whole picture that it is going to be Roman and The Rock at WrestleMania and that’s what I come away with, as you guys do, right? Everybody thought that’s what they painted and then something happened and it changed it all. But at least they can switch it to a guy that they know can produce and has already been there, so I don’t think they are really perturbed about it,” Mantell said.
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WWE fans worldwide now wait in anticipation for more details to surface about what caused this unexpected turn of events.
In another twist, Paul Heyman made an appearance on this week’s star-studded edition of WWE NXT, showing his support for Bron Breakker in his match against Carmelo Hayes. During a backstage segment, Heyman was spotted chatting with The Rock’s daughter, Ava, and pointing to The Bloodline logo on his phone’s back cover.
This intriguing development comes in the wake of an encounter where Joe Gacy asked Ava to choose her path and declared that she already has a family in WWE. These subtle hints have fueled speculation that Ava could be on the path to joining Roman Reigns’ heel faction on the main roster.
If Ava does indeed join The Bloodline, it could set the stage for the dream feud between The Rock and Roman Reigns that fans have been longing for. However, it is important to note that The People’s Champion has not made any appearances in WWE since his one-off return to SmackDown last month.
As the WWE universe eagerly awaits further developments, it is clear that the landscape of WrestleMania 40 is covered in uncertainty, making the road to ‘Mania more unpredictable and exciting than ever.