On a recent edition of the “Busted Open Radio” podcast, WWE Hall of Famer Bully Ray discussed a potential match between Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Cody Rhodes on the inaugural night of WrestleMania XL.
Ray noted that dream matches could be too risky for WrestleMania 40 in case Cody got hurt in the first bout, since he’d be wrestling The Rock, who hasn’t had a legitimate match in over a decade.
Rhodes will challenge Roman Reigns for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship in the main event of WrestleMania 40 (Night Two).
You can check out some highlights from the podcast below:
On potentially having Cody Rhodes vs. The Rock on Night 1 of WrestleMania 40: “Night one, you’re going to put Cody Rhodes in there with a guy, who I have the utmost respect for, but hasn’t been in a ring for 10 years?”
On why that could be a bad idea for WrestleMania: “If there’s a 1% chance that Cody could get injured, the guy that’s going to be in the main event — I’m not wishing injury. I don’t think he would get injured, but anything can happen in that ring, and we’ve seen it before, especially when the adrenaline is going to be running like it’s going to be running on night one. And to be able to control those shots are impossible at times.”
WrestleMania is the biggest event in the world of professional wrestling, and fans eagerly anticipate the dream matches that take place on this grand stage. One dream match that has been discussed recently is a potential showdown between Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Cody Rhodes on the inaugural night of WrestleMania XL.
On a recent episode of the “Busted Open Radio” podcast, WWE Hall of Famer Bully Ray shared his thoughts on this potential match. While he acknowledged the excitement surrounding such a clash, Ray also expressed concerns about the risks involved.
Ray pointed out that putting Cody Rhodes in a match against The Rock on night one of WrestleMania 40 could be too risky. The Rock, despite being a legendary figure in the wrestling industry, hasn’t had a legitimate match in over a decade. This long hiatus from the ring raises questions about his ability to perform at the same level as he did in his prime.
The main concern raised by Ray is the potential for Cody Rhodes to get injured in the match. As the challenger for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship in the main event of WrestleMania 40 (Night Two), Rhodes holds a crucial position on the card. If he were to sustain an injury during a match against The Rock, it could have significant implications for the rest of the event.
Ray emphasized that he does not wish for anyone to get injured, but he highlighted the unpredictable nature of wrestling matches. Despite all precautions, accidents can happen, especially when adrenaline is running high in such a high-stakes environment like WrestleMania.
Controlling the shots and ensuring the safety of the performers is always a priority for WWE, but there are inherent risks involved in any physical competition. Ray’s concerns stem from the fact that The Rock’s long absence from the ring may make it more challenging to control those shots and minimize the risk of injury.
While fans may be excited about the prospect of a match between The Rock and Cody Rhodes, it is essential to consider the potential risks involved. WrestleMania is a showcase of the best talent in the industry, and ensuring the safety and well-being of the performers should always be a top priority.
As WrestleMania XL approaches, fans will eagerly await the final match card and the dream matches that will take place. Whether or not a match between The Rock and Cody Rhodes materializes, one thing is certain – WrestleMania will continue to captivate audiences with its blend of athleticism, storytelling, and larger-than-life moments.