The Rock returned to Friday Night SmackDown last week and Cody Rhodes stepped aside while The Great One seemingly set up a match with Roman Reigns at WrestleMania. Some fans have not reacted well to The Rock’s return as a number of people were hoping to see Cody challenge Roman Reigns on the Grandest Stage of Them All.
During a recent appearance on on Maggie & Perloff it was said by Maggie that no one saw the negative reaction to The Rock coming, but Rollins disagreed.
“Welllll, maybe not ‘no one saw coming,’ I think some of us with a right mind might have seen this coming.”
Seth Rollins was then asked to share his thoughts on how things could potentially play out from here and he noted that he wasn’t prepared for some of the crowd reactions that he heard on Monday Night Raw this week.
“I don’t know. I was in the ring for the ‘Rocky Sucks’ chants. You saw my reaction, that was as legitimate as it comes. I was not prepared. I was prepared maybe for a little ‘We Want Cody,’ didn’t know if they were going to boo The Rock. The ‘Rocky Sucks’ ones, woah. That hit me. I was like, ‘I don’t know what to do with this.’ He’s a brand expert, Dwayne Johnson. He knows what he’s doing. He’ll figure it out, one way or another. I don’t know how this is going to sit with him. I don’t know if he’s on a level where it doesn’t matter to him, he’s going to do what he does, or is he going to take this to heart? He’s a passionate guy. Whatever he gets involved in, it’s because he has passion for it. I assume him getting back involved with WWE has a lot to do with his passion for this. That negative reaction, it might fester. Years ago when they did this to him and chanted ‘Rocky Sucks,’ they went a little further and there were some ‘Die Rocky Die’ chants. It was crazy back in the day. He took it and ran with it and it’s part of what made him who he is today. Who knows. I’m excited. WrestleMania season is upon us. So many possibilities. The Rock is back and it’s all good.”
While The Rock vs. Roman Reigns has not been officially announced as of this writing WWE is expected to finalize top matches for the WrestleMania card at this WrestleMania 40 press conference later today in Las Vegas.
Stay tuned for updates.