During Friday's SmackDown, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson inserted himself into the main event of WrestleMania and essentially stole Cody Rhodes' match with Roman Reigns. Unsurprisingly, the response online has been overwhelmingly negative.
Under Vince McMahon's watch, WWE would have likely ignored it and forged ahead as planned. Much to the surprise of, well, everyone, last night's RAW saw WWE address the backlash and #WeWantCody movement head-on, with Michael Cole and Pat McAfee making it clear no decision had been made or any match officially announced for the Show of Shows.
There's speculation the whole thing was a work but we're hearing WWE is instead leaning into that to make it look like it was all planned from the start; in reality, it seems the company has realised it made an error and went into RAW knowing it had to bring #WeWantCody into the current storylines.
However, while it seems they expected fans to rally behind the American Nightmare (making him an even bigger babyface), the boos received every time the Brahma Bull appeared on screen and chants of "Rocky Sucks" did take officials by surprise.
RAW kicked off with Seth Rollins bringing Rhodes out to the ring in an effort to get him to make their World Heavyweight Championship match at WrestleMania official. Instead, Drew McIntyre hit the ring and implored Cody to challenge Reigns as planned, meaning no decision was made despite the popular babyface saying on Friday he wouldn't face the Tribal Chief for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship.
As is often the case with pro wrestling, the lines between fantasy and reality have been blurred to a point where we have no real clue what's going on. It's said The Rock will wrestle at the Showcase of the Immortals whatever happens and it appears WWE won't make its intentions clear until Thursday's Kick-Off in Las Vegas.
It feels like some sort of compromise is going to be reached, either with Rhodes challenging for the title at Elimination Chamber, Reigns competing across both nights or The Rock taking on a different role in Roman and Cody's match (special guest referee, for example).
However, if Rollins vs. Rhodes and The Rock vs. Reigns are made official this week, the backlash will likely worsen and Dwayne will become WWE's biggest heel - rather than its most popular part-time star - heading into WrestleMania.