WWE Hall of Famer The Undertaker has revealed his thoughts on the WrestleMania 40 shakeup involving The Rock, Roman Reigns and Cody Rhodes.
During the WrestleMania XL kickoff press event, Dwayne Johnson and The Tribal Chief agreed to face each other for the WWE Undisputed Universal Championship in the main event of Showcase of the Immortals, in a match “bound by blood.”
However, Rhodes interrupted the moment between the Samoan stars and challenged The Bloodline leader for the title match since winning this year’s Royal Rumble. Things got icy after The Great One slapped The American Nightmare after mentioning that Reigns’ ancestor would be ashamed of him.
On the latest episode of SmackDown, Triple H officially announced that The Tribal Chief will defend his WWE Championship against Cody Rhodes in the main event of WrestleMania, leaving The Rock on the sidelines.
Talking about the Six Feet Under with Mark Calaway On the podcast, The Undertaker shared his two cents on WWE’s hottest storyline involving Reigns, Johnson and Rhodes.
“There would be that side of me that says this is good for business (Rock vs. Reigns). I mean, this is the biggest star (Dwayne Johnson) in the world, right? But I (Cody Rhodes) am the one who says “And he works every weekend of every year. Man, that’s what makes it all so great, that’s what makes it real… It’s unfortunate, like I said, but WrestleMania is going to be a fire,” he said. (48:18-48:54)
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The wrestling veteran says The Rock can “build his own opponents” in WWE on one condition.
As mentioned above, Triple H left The Great One hanging leading up to WrestleMania since Rhodes regained his main event spot for Showcase of the Immortals.
Dutch Mantell commented on speculation suggesting a power struggle between The Game and Dwayne Johnson following the WWE media event in Las Vegas.
speaking in Story Time with Dutch Mantell, the wrestling veteran shared that he doesn’t believe the 51-year-old legend is in the running for the content director position. Instead, he can take care of his own things only if he continues to stay after WrestleMania 40.
“No. I think The Rock, if he’s going to do something, I think he’s going to call his own thing. That’s what he’s going to do. I don’t think he wants to get bogged down in a first match, a second match, team, this that and the other. Rock wants to handle his own stuff, build his own opponents, that is, if he’s going to continue after WrestleMania,” Mantell said.
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The WWE Universe has to wait until next week’s SmackDown, when Johnson and Reigns will return to address what’s next on the road to WrestleMania.
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