The news of The Rock potentially replacing Cody Rhodes in the main event of WrestleMania has generated a range of reactions within the WWE, from backstage talent to fans. While fans have expressed their displeasure with the change, backstage talent appears to have a more measured response to the situation.
According to Fightful Select, one WWE source mentioned that the news of The Rock’s potential involvement is preferable to the negative coverage surrounding Vince McMahon’s recent controversies.
“Well, this is preferable to the coverage of Vince McMahon, but that’s not going anywhere either. At least with this there can be peaks and valleys, and some sane people can justify it. With the coverage we were getting last week, it was all negative.”
Another source commented that perhaps the company would rather appear inept than malicious in light of the Vince McMahon situation.
However, some talent within WWE see the potential match between The Rock and Roman Reigns as a great addition to WrestleMania, and they believe it will generate excitement among fans. They also suggest that this change could lead to even more fan support for Cody Rhodes.
“I think Rock vs. Roman is a great match to have at Mania. Fans are excited and Cody will still get a huge match and all this will do is make the fans rally behind him even more coming out of it anyway so it’s still fine.”
There is also speculation that The Rock may address the situation in some way, given his concern for public perception.
“If I know Dwayne like I think I know him, perception is very important to him. So I think the chances are high that he takes this head on and addresses it in some capacity.”
Overall, while the change in WrestleMania plans has sparked various reactions, none of the talents expressed concerns for Cody Rhodes coming out of this situation. As is often the case in professional wrestling, plans can change, and the WWE landscape is known for its unpredictability.
The situation surrounding WrestleMania’s main event is fluid, and fans and talents will have to wait for official announcements and developments as the event approaches.
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