In an unexpected turn of events that sent shockwaves through the wrestling world, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson made a stunning and electrifying return to the WWE on the latest episode of Friday Night SmackDown, marking his first appearance inside the squared circle in over four years. This surprise comeback of “The Brahma Bull” has left fans buzzing and pondering whether it will lead to significant changes in WWE’s plans, particularly concerning the future of Cody Rhodes within the company.
The Rock’s appearance was nothing short of a blockbuster moment. Accompanied by the charismatic Pat McAfee, The Great One delivered a scorching promo that had fans on the edge of their seats. He engaged in a fiery verbal exchange with former United States Champion Austin Theory, and the segment reached its climax when The People’s Champion executed his iconic move, the People’s Elbow, bringing the house down.
The WWE Universe erupted with excitement at the sight of The Rock’s unexpected return, relishing the opportunity to witness one of the all-time greats back in action. However, amid the celebration, questions began to swirl about the potential repercussions for Cody Rhodes, and some fans even humorously speculated whether he might consider leaving the promotion if The Rock were to headline WrestleMania 40—an outcome that seemed unlikely until now.
“And trust me, this isn’t sour grapes. But the fact that Dwayne is in the main event at WrestleMania next year and I’m not makes me sick!” pic.twitter.com/qwZOkGltf3
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— Promo Joe (@PromoJoeYT) September 15, 2023
Maybe I will go back to Aew.
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— Aymen Ali (@AymenmohamedAli) September 16, 2023
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“All I wanted to do is finish the damn story” pic.twitter.com/F2Qj8ETLnx
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Cody Rhodes, despite recent setbacks, remains a top priority for WWE. Earlier this year, his triumphant return to the company followed a lengthy hiatus necessitated by a severe injury. Upon his return, The American Nightmare displayed unwavering determination as he set his sights on none other than Roman Reigns and the prestigious Undisputed Universal Championship.
Unfortunately for Rhodes, his WrestleMania 39 journey took an unexpected turn when he faced Solo Sikoa and suffered a defeat. Nevertheless, fans held onto the hope that Cody Rhodes might overcome these challenges and potentially secure a monumental victory over The Tribal Chief at WrestleMania 40.
Adding intrigue to the situation is a recent report from BWE, which asserts that Cody Rhodes remains WWE’s primary focus, even in the wake of The Rock’s stunning return.
According to the report, “Cody Rhodes is WWE’s priority at the moment, as no agreement over anything other than another meeting to discuss options for a story with regards to Rock.”
While fans eagerly await further developments and potential clashes, many in the wrestling community believe that a confrontation between The Rock and Roman Reigns is on the horizon, given the ongoing narrative surrounding The Bloodline and the illustrious Anoa’i family, which transcends mere championship pursuits within the company.
As The American Nightmare patiently awaits his next opportunity to step into the ring against The Tribal Chief, the wrestling world remains captivated by the unfolding drama. It will be intriguing to see how WWE crafts Cody Rhodes’ path on WWE RAW in the buildup to next year’s Royal Rumble and whether he can emerge victorious against the seemingly indomitable Roman Reigns.