Cody Rhodes 'Not Flinching' On Losing His WWE WrestleMania 40 Spot To The Rock
Cody Rhodes not worried about The Rock taking ‘his’ WWE WrestleMania 40 spot
When the dust settled and WrestleMania 39 was in the rearview mirror, we all assumed that Cody Rhodes would bide his time and finally ‘finish the story’ against Roman Reigns at WWE WrestleMania XL in 2024.
As long as Reigns sits atop of WWE as the end boss of the promotion, one name will always be associated with him; The Rock. A clash between Reigns and The Rock has long been touted as a true marquee match for WWE, but even if Rock does come back to the company for Mania XL, Rhodes isn’t worried about losing his spot to him, saying the following on Busted Open Radio:
“You mentioned The Rock. Nobody has asked me about The Rock, because I think they're scared to ask me or don't want to be rude. I'll say this about The Rock coming on Pat's show, which I was watching live because I love Pat [McAfee] and then SmackDown and all this; The Rock did for sports entertainment so, so much and continues to do so much by being the biggest star in Hollywood that I'm able to be at the level I'm at because I can stand on shoulders like those of The Rock. So he could have come on there and run me down and I still would have the highest respect for ‘The Great One’. He's honestly a model superstar for anybody who wants to just supersede all expectations.
“With that said though, no matter what he said, anyone who did ask me, anyone who did confront me on it, I said I'm not flinching. I'm not flinching. And I feel like if The Rock and I were in the same room, he would expect nothing less from me. If you think it's somebody else, I'm going to do everything I can to make sure you know it's me. And that's the same attitude that The Rock had when he was climbing the ladder.
“I don't care who it is. If that happens to be The Rock, if that happens to be anybody who comes into this fray. A wonderful superstar like LA Knight. An absolutely stellar performer like Sami Zayn, who him and I went toe-to-toe in a way last year. Line 'em up and I'm just going to do everything I can to outrun them. I certainly am. And I mean that with the utmost respect to them. I wasn't shook at all by Rock's big day out. What I would say is: not flinching. If Rock's part of WrestleMania 40, that would be outstanding. He should be. It's The Rock. But I don't think he'll be in my spot,” said Rhodes.
WrestleMania XL is set for Philadelphia on April 6 and April 7 2024.