The Rock touts himself as ‘The People’s Champ’ but he is seen as the exact opposite after Cody Rhodes basically handed him his spot at WrestleMania 40. Following fan backlash, it appears WWE took measures to cover up The Rock getting booed during NXT Vengeance Day.

The latest WWE SmackDown episode concluded with tension as The Rock confronted Roman Reigns. Cody Rhodes introduced the Hollywood megastar into the scene, seemingly relinquishing his WrestleMania 40 title shot, causing outrage among fans.

Fans expressed a desire for Cody Rhodes to conclude his storyline at WrestleMania, and the potential hindrance of that possibility has sparked significant backlash against WWE.

The negative reaction to The Rock was on full display during the NXT Vengeance Day Premium Live Event. This is because they booed The Rock when they announced Roman Reigns will have a face off with The Rock this week.


According to Sean Ross Sapp behind Fightful’s paywall, it was reported that WWE took measures to cover up the boos against The Rock during NXT Vengeance Day.

Throughout the show when The Rock was shown on WrestleMania graphics, the crowd would boo. There were efforts made to cover up this reaction by production.

WWE is also closely monitoring fan reactions to The Rock’s WrestleMania 40 plans. The Rock and Roman Reigns will have face-off at the WrestleMania 40 kickoff event as well. We will have to wait and see how WWE will continue to book The Rock and Roman Reigns’ feud till then.

What’s your view on this story concerning The Rock? Do you feel he will main event WrestleMania 40? Let us know in the comments section below!

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

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