As Cody Rhodes challenges Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 39, he will have the chance to finally realise his ambition of winning the WWE Championship.
The American Nightmare, however, did not start out with this in mind.
For the WWE championship, he was scheduled to take against Seth Rollins or Drew McIntyre on Night One, with Roman Reigns taking on The Rock the next night.
WWE made an effort to book The Rock for a match at WrestleMania this year.
The experience of Cody Rhodes at "Mania would have been extremely different" if the megastar had accepted.
The former AEW TNT Champion challenged Reigns for the Undisputed WWE Universal Title after winning the 2023 Royal Rumble battle.
According to the reports, The Rock forced WWE to alter their initial plans for Rhodes.
The Rock's return informed a lot of the company's actions.