The WWE universe is abuzz with excitement following the electrifying return of The Rock to Monday Night RAW. His comeback, marked by an unforgettable smackdown on Jinder Mahal, was capped off with a tantalizing hint at a potential clash with Roman Reigns, the current Head of the Table.
This development has sent ripples through the wrestling world, promising a seismic shift in the landscape of WWE's upcoming WrestleMania 40. Bully Ray, speaking on the Busted Open podcast, delved into the implications of The Rock's return.
He highlighted WWE's rich roster of main event talent, including Seth Rollins, CM Punk, Roman Reigns, Cody Rhodes, and Randy Orton, suggesting a veritable goldmine for WrestleMania 40. In particular, he envisioned a personal, intense rivalry between Cody Rhodes and Randy Orton, a storyline that could thrive independently of the Universal Championship.
Heavy Hitters Lineup
"We have an arsenal of heavy hitters," Bully Ray remarked. "From Punk and Seth, to The Rock's stunning return, to stalwarts like Roman and Cody. And let's not overlook Randy Orton, whose involvement could lead to a deeply personal narrative with Cody, transcending the need for a title bout." Adding to the discussion, former WWE writer Vince Russo, on the Legion of RAW podcast, pinpointed The Rock vs.
Roman Reigns as the ultimate, crowd-pulling match. He attributed this direction to the influence of the recent Endeavor merger, emphasizing the mainstream appeal The Rock brings to the table. "With the Endeavor merger in play, it's clear: The Rock is the ace they're betting on," Russo asserted.
"He's not just a wrestling icon; he's a mainstream sensation. While Cody vs. Roman would be a stellar wrestling match, it's The Brahma Bull who truly captivates the masses." Russo lauded Cody Rhodes' abilities but was quick to differentiate between a wrestling spectacle and a mainstream event.
The Rock's involvement, he argued, would elevate the encounter to a level of universal appeal, transcending the boundaries of traditional wrestling fandom. As WWE gears up for WrestleMania 40, the stage is set for a historic event, with potential matchups that could redefine the industry.
Fans eagerly await official announcements, ready to witness what promises to be an unforgettable chapter in WWE history.