WWE RAW commentator Pat McAfee has weighed in on The Rock’s return which has been met with a less-than-positive response from fans.
On last week’s episode of WWE SmackDown, Cody Rhodes stepped aside to let The Rock challenge Roman Reigns in a booking move that has drawn outrage from the WWE Universe.
On a recent edition of his “The Pat McAfee Show” podcast, McAfee explained to his audience why fans have been angered by this situation. He said,
“Wrestling fans are incredibly pissed off that Cody Rhodes was supposed to get the job done, finally. There is a title, the one that Roman Reigns has, that Dusty Rhodes was handed in Madison Square Garden and then taken away. Everything Cody has been doing, he’s been trying to get the title back into his family, seemingly going to have to wait another few months while The Rock, the biggest star in the world, the biggest star on planet earth will be taking on his cousin Roman Reigns for the Head of the Table conversation, which has been chatted about forever. I love Cody Rhodes, I love The Rock, I love Roman Reigns. I’m very torn on this entire thing. The internet was not happy.”
He continued, “I’m bummed out, I still don’t know what’s going to take place between now and WrestleMania. We’re all pretty bummed out for Cody, but also very pumped this is a Rock-Roman situation. I don’t know what’s going to happen. Obviously, in WWE, you can never know what’s going to take place. Certainly got people pissed off on a Friday.”
McAfee noted that there is still a long way to go before WrestleMania 40, which includes tonight’s episode of WWE Monday Night RAW.
On the show, Rhodes will face Shinsuke Nakamura in a bullrope match. Neither The Rock nor Roman Reigns are expected to appear on the show.