Backstage news regarding plans for The Rock as a heel character heading into WWE Wrestlemania 40

As previously noted, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson wrote a post on Instagram about the Wrestlemania 40 Kickoff. In regards to slapping Cody Rhodes, Rock wrote your hero f*cked around and he found out.” Rock has seemingly turned heel and aligned with WWE undisputed Universal champion Roman Reigns.

Twitter account @WrestleVotes noted the following about plans for Rock as a heel…

“Sources suggest that The Rock is expected to fully embrace his heel turn, drawing inspiration from his past ‘Hollywood’ Rock persona. Additionally, I’m told to anticipate the release of Rock branded ‘Cody Crybabies’ merchandise. The story is just beginning…”

In a Wrestlemania trailer published by WWE, a tag match with Rock and Reigns against Cody and Seth Rollins was teased. Rock and Reigns are scheduled to appear together on the February 16th 2024 edition of Smackdown.