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Fans React to The Rock Slapping Cody Rhodes and Turning Heel during WrestleMania 40 Kickoff Press Event

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The WWE WrestleMania XL Kickoff Press Event took an unexpected turn, creating a wild scene that left fans with more questions than answers. The event ended in a huge brawl as The Rock slapped Cody Rhodes after a war of words that involved digs at their respective families.

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The major revelation came when Roman Reigns, the WWE Universal Heavyweight Champion, announced The Rock as his WrestleMania opponent. The Rock, in turn, embraced a more heel-like persona, declaring that it didn’t matter what the fans wanted amidst loud boos from the crowd, and a match with Reigns was inevitable.

The Rock turns heel

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Cody Rhodes, who won the Royal Rumble, emerged to challenge Reigns’ decision. In a passionate speech, Rhodes addressed his family’s legacy in the wrestling business, criticizing Reigns and referring to his family as a “bunch of yes-men goons.” In response to Reigns labeling Cody’s father, Dusty Rhodes as irrelevant. He mocked the significance of sitting at “The Head of the Table,” claiming that neither Reigns nor The Rock had been doing any “cooking” for two years.

The Rock confronts Cody Rhodes

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The confrontation escalated when The Rock stepped forward, emphasizing that when Rhodes talked about Reigns’ family, he was also talking about his own as he said “So now we have a problem,” The situation took a dramatic turn when The Rock slapped Cody Rhodes in an extremely stiff manner. Chaos ensued, leading to a pull-apart involving several WWE officials, including Triple H, Adam Pearce, and Nick Aldis.

The aftermath of The Rock and Cody Rhodes brawl keeps fans entertained and thrilled

Fans took to social media to express their delight at how The Rock pulled off his heel persona and the creativity of the segment. The aftermath of the press event left fans eagerly anticipating the WrestleMania XL main event between The Rock and Roman Reigns, with the added layer of tension involving Cody Rhodes. The unexpected developments set the stage for a potentially explosive showdown at the grandest stage of them all.

As the wrestling world buzzes with speculation and intrigue, the road to WrestleMania XL promises to be filled with twists and turns, adding a new dimension to the already highly anticipated event.

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