Cody Rhodes is known to say a lot in interviews, and sometimes he’s a bit too candid about his opinion. He had something to say about The Rock in recent memory, and Rhodes made his opinion known that he believes the WWE roster can pull off a banger WrestleMania without The Great One.

While speaking to the Daily Mail, Cody Rhodes said that WWE doesn’t really need The Rock. Naturally, Cody Rhodes was trying to support the current WWE roster, but this got a lot of people talking about what he said.

“With all the respect in the world to one of the GOATs The Rock, it looks like the options we have here within the roster are even better because of the stories that are happening.”

While speaking to Sports Illustrated, Cody Rhodes added some clarification to his comments. He walked things back a bit after catching so many headlines over his last comment.


“I said the other day, and I said it in a pretty nice way, ‘all respect to the Rock, I like what we have.’ I’m going to walk that one back. WrestleMania is amazing. If Rock decides to come to WrestleMania, please. Simply because, we’re able to have WrestleMania becase of someone like The Rock, and Rock was able to have WrestleMania because of somebody like (Hulk) Hogan, and because of the Dustys [Dusty Rhodes], the Flairs [Ric Flair], the Pipers [Roddy Piper].

Our industry doesn’t just exist, the content is so important in keeping it healthy and keeping it going and respecting these long-time fans. I hope I didn’t talk out of turn because I absolutely adore The Rock and would love it if he was present in any setting. His family is massively important to what we do and if Rock decides to show up to WrestleMania, Hollywood would love that. I will say, if Rock doesn’t come to WrestleMania, we have an unbelievable card, if not the best ever, at the biggest ever in terms of the financials, the gates, two days in Hollywood. It’s a win-win.”

Cody is set to challenge for the Undisputed Universal Title at WrestleMania. He took The Rock’s spot against Roman Reigns at the showcase of the immortals, as well. Only time will tell how it all turns out, but Rhodes is certainly making a lot of press on the road to WrestleMania.

We’ll have to see how things pan out on the road to WrestleMania. Keep checking back here at Ringside News.

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Felix Upton

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