Lex Luger: I Think Cody Rhodes Should Be The Guy, But I Don't Know If WWE Can Turn Down The Rock

Lex Luger continues to root for Cody Rhodes to finish his story but knows that The Rock vs. Roman Reigns may be a match too good for WWE to pass up.

Lex Luger has recently expressed his appreciation for Cody Rhodes and his desire to see Cody be the one to defeat Roman Reigns for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship in the main event of WrestleMania 40.

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However, much like his own path to WrestleMania success 30 years ago, Cody now faces the potential roadblock that is The Rock returning to WWE and setting his sights on The Bloodline and Roman Reigns' position at the head of the table.

On the latest episode of his Lex Expressed podcast, Luger commented on The Rock returning to WWE saying that, while he believes Cody Rhodes should be the top babyface in WWE, the chance to get The Rock back in a wrestling ring may be too good for WWE to pass up.

"Cody, I think he's so deserving of getting that shot again," said Lex. "Maybe I am biased. I love Cody. I really love his work. I love everything about him. I think he'd be a great babyface Champion that could carry them for many years. Then again, with TKO now involved in the decision-making process, can you turn down The Rock?

"I think Cody should be the guy. Me personally, my personal preference, I think [Cody Rhodes vs. Roman Reigns at WWE WrestleMania 40] would be an amazing matchup, rematch," Lex continues. "If The Rock says he wants to come to WrestleMania and wrestle Roman, almost as a company — he's a global superstar, not just in wrestling, but a global pop culture movie star. So, I can't imagine the people in charge now saying, 'Well, thanks but no thanks, Rock.' So I think that it's really going to be in The Rock's hands almost when you think about it."

Luger also mentioned The Rock's age and the reality that he might not ever do this again because he doesn't have to wrestle if he doesn't want to.

"Depending on what he wants to do, if he wants to do one and get back in the ring because he's not a spring chicken anymore. he's past 50 now, right? He doesn't have to wrestle anymore if he doesn't want to. So, to get in shape, risk an injury, and do a bell-to-bell match when he hasn't done that in such a long time. it's a big deal for a guy like that. I know he likes everything to be tip-top. He'll want to be in tip-top shape. So, if he wants to do it, I can't see them saying no. It's in his hands."

Fans can read Cody Rhodes' thoughts on the return of The Rock at WWE Raw: Day 1 here.

At this link, fans can read Lex Luger's prior thoughts on Cody Rhodes potentially missing his moment at WWE WrestleMania 39. Read more here.

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