The Rock, a colossal figure in both professional wrestling and Hollywood, doesn’t always find himself in favorable standing. Despite being hailed as WWE’s “Final Boss,” his recent actions have stirred discontent among the WWE locker room.

Returning to WWE earlier this year, The Great One inserted himself into Cody Rhodes’ feud with Roman Reigns, reportedly aiming to “save” WrestleMania 40 with match against Reigns, though it never materialized.

Throughout his latest WWE stint, The Rock repeatedly claimed credit for revitalizing wrestling’s appeal, a sentiment that didn’t sit well with many, who suspected it to be part of his heel persona. However, backstage discussions revealed a different story.

Ringside News sought insight from WWE source regarding The Rock’s standing backstage. The consensus was that The Rock was attempting to take credit for WWE’s success during his return, despite entering during a peak period for the business. Moreover, he allegedly sought to overshadow Cody Rhodes and even claimed credit for Drew McIntyre’s WWE re-signing.


“It was the big locker room buzz on Monday at RAW about how The Rock is trying to take credit for everything when he walked in during the hottest period in the history of the entire business. How he tried to upstage Cody and it failed. How he tries to take credit all the time for ‘making wrestling cool.'”

This behavior drew parallels to The Rock’s involvement in the Fast & Furious franchise, which led to tensions with Vin Diesel. Consequently, The Rock’s reputation has taken a hit.

Furthermore, Ringside News exclusively reported The Rock’s attempt to manipulate rehearsal times for WrestleMania 40 after arriving late. Despite this, The Rock eyes return at WrestleMania 41, leaving fans curious about WWE’s plans.

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