Cody Rhodes clinched his second Men's Royal Rumble victory at Tropicana Field, securing a coveted spot in the main event at WrestleMania 40. After narrowly missing the WWE Universal Championship against Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 39, anticipation was high for Rhodes to seek a rematch with Reigns, completing his narrative arc.
This expectation was further fueled when, following his Royal Rumble triumph, Rhodes emphatically challenged Reigns by pointing at him and exclaiming, "You! You! Roman Reigns," signaling his desire for a WrestleMania showdown.
However, the plot thickened when World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins hinted at a desire for Rhodes to target him instead. This twist led to an unexpected development on SmackDown, where Rhodes, alongside The Rock, confronted Roman Reigns.
The move, however, did not sit well with fans, sparking a wave of discontent towards The Rock.
Fan Support and Rhodes' Hint
Amidst the swirling speculations about Rhodes' WrestleMania intentions, a significant wave of support from fans has emerged, prompting a response from Rhodes on social media.
He expressed gratitude for the fervor of his followers and asked for their trust, hinting at potential plans that may redirect him towards Reigns: "Appreciate the passion, God bless y’all …but Trust me." The intrigue surrounding Rhodes' WrestleMania match-up remains high, especially as WWE has yet to formalize the card.
A major press conference scheduled for February 8th is expected to shed light on the unfolding drama. Meanwhile, on Raw, Rhodes showcased his prowess by defeating Shinsuke Nakamura in a Bullrope Match. However, the victory was short-lived as Drew McIntyre, who had previously disrupted a confrontation between Rhodes and Rollins, attacked Rhodes post-match.
As the WWE universe eagerly awaits the official announcement, the speculation and fan anticipation only add to the excitement leading up to WrestleMania 40. Cody Rhodes' next move is highly anticipated, and with the wrestling world watching, the stage is set for what could be a monumental clash at the grandest stage of them all.