In a surprising turn of events that has the WWE Universe buzzing, the People's Champion, The Rock, showcased a darker, more aggressive side during the WrestleMania 40 kick-off press conference held at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The shift in demeanor came after fans overtly favored Cody Rhodes over The Rock for a coveted main event title match, sparking a noticeable change in the wrestling icon's approach. The Rock's increased aggression was palpable, culminating in a shocking moment when he delivered a resounding smack across Cody Rhodes' face.
This act of defiance seemed to be in response to Rhodes' provocative comments about the revered Anoa’i family, to which The Rock belongs. This unexpected heel turn by The Rock, a 10-time WWE champion beloved for his charismatic persona, has stirred a mix of excitement and intrigue among fans.
Dhawan Cheers Heel Rock
Adding to the buzz, Varun Dhawan, a prominent figure in Indian cinema and a self-proclaimed aficionado of The Rock, took to social media to express his enthusiasm for this new villainous persona of his idol.
On his Instagram, Dhawan shared his admiration for the so-called 'Hollywood Rock,' attributing his fandom to The Rock's days as a heel, particularly during his time with the Nation of Domination, where he began to make significant strides in WWE.
Dhawan's post read, "Heel rock is the reason I became a fan of you. Nation of domination the way Rocky Maivia began to take over WWE," highlighting a nostalgic appreciation for The Rock's earlier, more antagonistic days in the ring.
The storyline continues to thicken as The Rock, along with his cousin Roman Reigns, is slated to make a much-anticipated appearance on the upcoming edition of Friday Night SmackDown. This appearance follows the announcement by Triple H, making the WrestleMania 40 main event official, setting the stage for what promises to be an unforgettable showdown.
As the WWE Universe eagerly awaits the next chapter in this saga, the support from international stars like Varun Dhawan underscores the global appeal of WWE and its ability to captivate audiences far beyond the confines of the wrestling ring.