In the dynamic world of WWE, the ongoing storyline between Cody Rhodes and Roman Reigns continues to captivate audiences. Last month's intense staredown between the two superstars left fans eagerly anticipating their next encounter.
According to numerous reports and industry insiders, the stage is being set for a high-stakes rematch at WrestleMania 40. Cody Rhodes, 38, remains a central figure in the storyline involving The Bloodline. A recent episode of SmackDown highlighted this connection when Rhodes intervened to rescue LA Knight from an attack by Jimmy Uso and Solo Sequoia.
On the Smack Talk show, former WWE manager Dutch Mantell, also known as Jeb Colter, weighed in on the situation. Mantell expressed his belief that Rhodes, dubbed "The American Nightmare," is poised to claim the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship at WrestleMania 40.
He commented, "We are gradually progressing towards a showdown between Cody Rhodes and Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 40. If the company proceeds with this plan, then it's crucial for Cody to seize this moment. Regardless of the outcome at WrestleMania 39, the upcoming event is Cody's opportunity to shine, and it will be intriguing to see what unfolds there."
The Rock's Crucial Role
The potential rematch between Rhodes and Reigns, however, hinges on a decision from WWE legend The Rock.
In a surprise appearance on the September 15 episode of SmackDown, The Rock made a triumphant return to WWE after nearly four years, delivering the People's Elbow to Austin Theory. Although he didn't explicitly signal a rivalry with Reigns during the show, an interview with Pat McAfee before the event revealed The Rock's intentions to face Reigns at WrestleMania 39.
If The Rock decides to engage in another battle with Reigns at this year's Show of Shows, the anticipated rematch between Rhodes and Reigns could be postponed. While recent reports seem to downplay this possibility, the ever-evolving nature of WWE storylines means that changes in plans are always on the horizon.
Fans and commentators alike are keenly watching these developments, eager to see how this high-octane drama unfolds in the lead-up to WrestleMania 40.