The Rock made headlines after Cody Rhodes temporarily gave him his WrestleMania 40 spot, but things changed after the WrestleMania press conference. Ahead of The Rock’s appearance on SmackDown this week, The Rock vowed to cross the line in his feud with Cody Rhodes.

Tensions peaked at the press event when Cody Rhodes revealed Roman Reigns as his WrestleMania 40 opponent, leading to a heated verbal exchange. In response, The Rock delivered powerful slap to Cody Rhodes, sparking an intense confrontation.

The entire show emitted a robust Attitude Era atmosphere mixed with realism, notably as The Rock unexpectedly turned heel for the first time in 21 years, surprising everyone.

Ahead of his appearance on SmackDown this week, The Rock took to his Instagram and uploaded a cinematic video of his confrontation with Cody Rhodes at the WrestleMania 40 kickoff press event, which included a ton of fan reactions as well. The Rock would then vow to cross the line in his feud with Cody Rhodes.

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”The irony here is the greatest periods in over 100 years of pro wrestling history – have been when it all starts to look and feel real. You can script violence all day, but you can’t script how intense a man feels about something he cares deeply for. I don’t walk the line, but I’m known to cross it – with intention.”

”Chapter 1.”

We’ll have to wait and see how WWE continues to book Cody Rhodes leading up to WrestleMania 40. The clash between The Rock and Cody Rhodes is inevitable, and we can expect multiple confrontations in the coming weeks.

Are you excited for The Rock’s appearance on this week’s episode of Friday Night SmackDown? Let us know in the comments section below!

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