Veteran Returns to WWE, Teams with Rock & Reigns vs Cody Rhodes

A dramatic twist looms in WWE's road to WrestleMania 40.

by Noman Rasool
Veteran Returns to WWE, Teams with Rock & Reigns vs Cody Rhodes
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With WrestleMania 40 starting to knock at the door, the wrestling fraternity is reeling with anticipation and clamouring for an even higher-stake event in the form of a showdown between Cody Rhodes and Roman Reigns, both men putting their bodies on the line for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship.

In their last crash, Rhodes' win got spoiled by Solo Sikoa ringside, helping the Tribal Chief in retaining his title. This time, the level that Rhodes, who is at times referred to as The American Nightmare, will play at is one that has so many twists and turns.

However, his victory road does seem to be a more than bumpy one as so many obstacles wait for him, not the least being the overwhelming support accruable to Reigns via factions such as The Bloodline and wrestling legend The Rock.

Compounding his problems would be the fact that he could end up facing Shawn Spears, an NXT superstar who had been at odds with Rhodes in AEW up until a matter of weeks ago. Spears, who made his return to WWE not long ago, famously left a fractured and concussed Rhodes when he brought a steel chair down onto his head in AEW, creating quite a bloody scene.

An alliance with Spears equates to disaster at "WrestleMania 40"—especially if one really takes the time to consider all that there is to consider in regard to Spears' storied aggression and the fact that the strategic mind of Paul Heyman might be in the mix.

Spears' Strategic Betrayal

Preceded by his heel character, Spears has already been a cut figure when attacking Ridge Holland in his avowed return to NXT. A turn to join Reigns provides him much more than the popularity spearhead but rather an opportunity to work on SmackDown where he left in good stead five years ago.

Such a betrayal against Rhodes would not only elevate Spears' status in WWE but also add an intriguing layer to the storyline. For while Rhodes may have an ally in Seth Rollins, who has given his word as to whoever hits their music first would find themselves amidst The Bloodline's surprise assault, WWE icon Bully Ray has apparently added a novel twist to the possible event.

As they say, "Maybe a swerve by having Rollins turn on Rhodes", where this could possibly add depth to the storyline and merely reaffirm how cherished and integral Rhodes is to WWE. Now, the wrestling world's eyes are all set on WrestleMania 40 and the unveiling of this multilayered drama where alliances and betrayals would be a currency.

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