AEW Fans Tease Star for Influencing Cody Rhodes' WWE SmackDown Booking



by ATIA MUKHTAR

AEW Fans Tease Star for Influencing Cody Rhodes' WWE SmackDown Booking
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In a startling twist on this week's episode of WWE SmackDown, Cody Rhodes, the 2024 Royal Rumble winner, unexpectedly yielded his WrestleMania main event opportunity to The Rock. This development has set the stage for a potential blockbuster match between The Rock and Roman Reigns for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship at WrestleMania 40.

Interestingly, fans are humorously speculating that an All Elite Wrestling (AEW) star, Jack Perry, might have indirectly influenced these recent events in the WWE Universe. Jack Perry, who has been notably absent from AEW television following his backstage altercation with CM Punk at the All-In PPV in August 2023, has been jokingly accused by fans of altering the landscape of professional wrestling.

A fan's tweet humorously credited Perry's past interaction with CM Punk as a butterfly effect leading to Punk's WWE return and the much-anticipated Rock vs. Reigns matchup at WrestleMania 40.

Dutch Mantell on Rhodes' Future

In light of these developments, WWE veteran Dutch Mantell recently shared his insights on Cody Rhodes' WrestleMania trajectory amidst the surprising occurrences on SmackDown.

Wrestling's Smack Talk with host Rick Ucchino, Mantell expressed his views on Rhodes' current storyline. He suggested that The Rock's sudden involvement might be a strategic move to extend Rhodes' narrative over a longer period, potentially spanning three years.

Mantell opined, "I don't think this ruins anything for Cody. Eventually, the fans will be clamoring for him to win. So if they prolong it a bit more, it could build greater anticipation." As the WWE Universe eagerly anticipates the next developments, all eyes are on Cody Rhodes, who is slated to appear on the upcoming episode of Friday Night SmackDown.

Fans and pundits alike are curious to see how the storyline will unfold and what surprises WWE has in store for The American Nightmare and his journey to the top of the wrestling world.

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