The negative sentiment towards The Rock’s involvement in the WrestleMania 40 main event seems to be growing, as evidenced by the reactions from fans at a live event in Knoxville, TN.

Fans in attendance made their displeasure known by booing when a SmackDown recap featuring The Rock was shown on the big screen.

The hashtag #WeWantCody has been trending as the top topic on social media, reflecting fan frustration with the change in the main event. This change reportedly occurred because The Rock pushed for the match with Roman Reigns as a way to “save” WrestleMania, given CM Punk’s injury and Brock Lesnar being pulled from the card.

The backlash from fans has gained attention from mainstream media outlets, including TMZ. Despite The Rock vs. Roman Reigns being the expected top match on the card, the official announcement is set to be made at a press event in Las Vegas this Thursday.


The negative reactions from fans, both on social media and at live events, may lead TKO executives to reconsider their plans, especially if such sentiments continue to grow during the build-up to WrestleMania.

How do you feel about the negative fan reactions to The Rock’s potential involvement in the WrestleMania 40 main event? Let us know in the comments below.

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