The Rock Reigns

The Rock might not face Roman Reigns at Wrestlemania over fans’ backlash. Image:X

WWE might have to cancel Rock vs Roman Reigns over Cody Rhodes backlash

Will The Rock fight Reigns at Wrestlemania? Will he let Cody Rhodes finish his story or will The Rock just go back home?

The Rock Reigns

The Rock might not face Roman Reigns at Wrestlemania over fans’ backlash. Image:X

WWE might again be forced to change their Wrestlemania 40 plans after fans displayed their disapproval for the Roman Reigns vs The Rock match.

TKO Group Holdings Board of Directors member Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson returned to SmackDown last week and amde it clear that he was the one facing Reigns at WM and not 2024 Men’s Royal Rumble winner Cody Rhodes.

ALSO READ: The Rock goes face-to-face with Roman Reigns but fans are upset

Rhodes won the 2023 edition but lost out to the “Tribal Chief” at Wrestlemania last year and many wrestling fans felt this was his year to finally “finish his story” with Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns.

WWE fans were left fuming after the company decided to replace Rhodes with “The Rock” and this has led to scores of wrestling lovers calling for the WWE to scrap the main event of Wrestlemania.

ALSO READ: What happened to WWE ‘superhero’ The Hurricane?

The Rock vs Roman Reigns might be cancelled

Having won the 2024 Royal Rumble, Rhodes made it clear that he was only after one man, and that man was WWE’s top star Roman Reigns. The 38-year-old wrestler overcame many obstacles since his return to the company in 2022 and was tipped to “finish his story”.

The YouTube video posted by WWE which sees The Rock and Reigns go face to face, was met with negative reactions from fans and generated over half a million disliked by Monday.

ALSO READ: Randy Orton says he hated his old entrance music

According to Wrestling Inc, sources familiar with the situation believe one of those milestones was Johnson returning to the ring this year and that Johnson pushed for the match to happen sooner than later with the idea he felt Reigns vs. The Rock was the far bigger attraction for the company.”

ALSO READ: The Rock, Kane, Triple H and others pay tributes to Bray Wyatt

It remains to be seen if WWE will go ahead with the Roman vs Rock match or if they might somehow try to squeeze in Rhodes in the match.

Rhodes is the company’s top babyface and fans are eager to watch the former “Legacy” member win his firs world title against Reigns.

ALSO READ: Reigns returns to SmackDown and gets physical with the Usos