WWE is scheduled to hold the WrestleMania 40 press event tonight in Las Vegas. The Rock vs. Roman Reigns bout could be announced at the event. However, many fans have negative reactions to the TKO board member headlining WrestleMania instead of Cody Rhodes.
On the Pat McAfee Show, The Rock was asked if he expected fan backlash.
“I expected it. We expected it. It’s right there. You go back, and I like to think, ‘I have my finger on the pulse,’ we all try to keep the finger on the pulse. Ultimately, what the fans want, and what they’re saying, and sometimes, oftentimes, as you guys know, in sports and entertainment and anywhere, regardless of the vertical of business you’re in, there is a wave of noise that happens right out of the gate that you want to pause for a second, let’s not make any rash decisions, let’s wait to see how it all shakes out and see from there. It was just a matter of waiting. Now, was not surprised at it, I did expect it. Here is the fun part about this, I’ve known Cody for a long time. He’s a buddy of mine. Dusty Rhodes and my dad used to team together in Florida, we used to go to the Rhodes house all the time when I was growing up. We’re tight in that way.
I love Cody, I love his passionate fans. Then, there are the other passionate fans, they’re called the Cody Crybabies. These are grown a– men. ‘Cody is gonna finish his story.’ Wait a second, hold on. ‘Dad, you want to go outside and play catch with me?’ ‘Not now, Cody is trying to finish his story. I’m upset.’ The wife comes in, ‘Hey honey, do you want to have s-x?’ ‘Not now, Cody has to finish his story.’ At the end of the day, you have the Cody Crybabies and the Cody fans and Cody himself. There is a clear distinction between the three. The Rock says this, the Cody Crybabies, for every 10 tweets, they’re shoving a chicken mcnugget in their mouth, every 20 tweets they’re shoving 2 mcnuggets up their a–. The Rock says this, all you have to do is sit back, know your role, shut your mouth, and enjoy the ride the Rock is going to take your candy a– es on. So hashtag that. Hashtag, shut your b-tch a–es up, hashtag Cody Crybabies. That’s the fun part of what we do. It’s awesome.”