WWE has introduced fresh merchandise for Cody Rhodes that cleverly responds to The Rock’s recent unveiling of his new t-shirt.

Since the WrestleMania 40 Kickoff event in February, Cody Rhodes and The Rock have been engaged in a public spat, particularly after the Hollywood star slapped Rhodes onstage during the event.

In response to The Rock’s latest merchandise, which alludes to the Batman slapping meme and features the phrase ‘Cody crybabies,’ Rhodes has now taken to Twitter to draw attention to his own new t-shirt. This t-shirt portrays an alternate angle of the cartoon depicted on The Rock’s merchandise.

Instead of countering The Rock’s claim that his fans aren’t crybabies, as seen on The Rock’s shirt, Rhodes’ shirt shows him saying to The Rock: “Get ready to learn the words to Kingdom!”


The official listing on the WWE Shop describes the Cody Rhodes Slap T-Shirt as the perfect attire for fans on The Road to WrestleMania 40 and beyond. It acknowledges The Rock’s dissatisfaction with Rhodes stealing the WrestleMania spotlight, but humorously suggests that this conflict has resulted in the creation of this remarkable Superstar tee.

Wearing this comfortable cotton shirt is not only a way to support Cody Rhodes throughout his journey but also a means to assert your dominance in the wardrobe kingdom.

In a recent development, The Rock and Roman Reigns have thrown down the gauntlet, challenging Cody Rhodes and Seth Rollins to a tag-team match at WrestleMania 40, as announced on the March 1 edition of SmackDown. Will that match challenge be accepted? We will find out on the March 8 edition of SmackDown.

What do you think of The Rock and Cody Rhodes using merchandize to target each other? Let us know in the comments.

Steve Carrier

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