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Former WWE Superstar is BAFFLED by recent Cody Rhodes booking decision

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In an unexpected twist on WWE’s road to WrestleMania 40, former WWE superstar Summer Rae (Danielle Moinet) has expressed her confusion and disappointment over the recent booking decision involving Cody Rhodes.

The controversy stems from a pivotal moment on WWE SmackDown, where Rhodes, despite winning the 2024 men’s Royal Rumble match, announced he would not challenge Roman Reigns at WrestleMania XL.

Instead, he introduced The Rock in a surprise appearance, setting the stage for a face-off with Reigns.

WWE News: The Controversial Decision

Summer Rae took to social media to voice her concerns, stating, “I’m not gonna lie, I don’t like it. I want it at Wrestlemania.”

Her critique highlights a broader sentiment among fans who anticipated the culmination of a two-year storyline between Cody Rhodes and Roman Reigns at WWE’s biggest event of the year.

Rae’s disappointment is palpable as she reflects on the decision to sideline what many considered “THE match” of WrestleMania 40, questioning the logic behind the move.

WWE News: Fan Expectations vs. Reality

The decision has sparked a debate within the WWE community about the direction of storytelling and the balance between surprising audiences and fulfilling long-built expectations.

Summer Rae’s comments encapsulate the frustration felt by many: “Imagine handing over your Wrestlemania match that you beat 29 other ppl for? AFTER a two-year build.”

She underscores the importance of making storyline twists make sense, especially when they involve high-stakes matches that fans have eagerly anticipated.

Looking Ahead

Despite her criticisms, Summer Rae remains a passionate fan, eagerly anticipating the matches that will take place, including Cody Rhodes vs. Seth Rollins.

She acknowledges the excitement that The Rock brings to the WWE Universe but reiterates her desire to see the originally anticipated match take place at WrestleMania, not postponed to a later date or another pay-per-view event.

WrestleMania XL is set to take place on April 6 and 7 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where fans will see how this unexpected turn of events unfolds.


  • Why is Summer Rae upset about the Cody Rhodes booking decision?
    • Summer Rae is upset because Cody Rhodes, after winning the Royal Rumble, will not challenge Roman Reigns at WrestleMania, deviating from a highly anticipated match.
  • What match did fans expect at WrestleMania 40?
    • Fans expected Cody Rhodes to face Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 40, following a two-year buildup.
  • What was the reaction to The Rock’s appearance on WWE SmackDown?
    • The Rock’s appearance was a surprise and excited fans, but it also led to disappointment over the change in WrestleMania plans.
  • When and where is WrestleMania XL taking place?
    • WrestleMania XL is scheduled for April 6 and 7 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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