San Francisco 49ers star George Kittle weighs in on The Rock’s controversial WWE return in passionate wrestling rant on Super Bowl Opening Night: ‘That’s the question I’ve been wanting’

San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle made an impassioned outburst on Monday regarding the WWE controversy centered around Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson.

Kittle, who is gearing up for Sunday’s Super Bowl clash with the Kansas City Chiefs, is a well-documented wrestling fan and was asked a question by an NFL reporter about the drama that has been the hottest topic in sports outside the sex trade. lawsuit against Vince McMahon.

WWE fans are furious over rumored plans for The Rock, who made a shock return to SmackDown last week, to replace Cody Rhodes in a main event match against Roman Reigns at WrestleMania in April.

The apparent move sparked such outrage that Johnson’s daughter, WWE Superstar Ava, even received death threats – as fans made their displeasure known at this week’s Monday Night Raw show.

“We’re starting to heat up and I love it, that’s the question I wanted,” Kittle said when asked about the controversy surrounding The Rock. “It’s nice that you see everything online and everyone is talking about ‘#WeWantCody’ or it’s Roman and the Rock.

49ers tight end George Kittle lashed out at storyline in WWE involving Cody Rhodes, The Rock and Roman Reigns

49ers tight end George Kittle lashed out at storyline in WWE involving Cody Rhodes, The Rock and Roman Reigns

The Rock recently returned and is set to face Roman Reigns at WrestleMania much to the dismay of fans

The Rock recently returned and is set to face Roman Reigns at WrestleMania much to the dismay of fans

Fans have called on Cody Rhodes to 'finish his story' after a two-year build-up to face Reigns

Fans have called on Cody Rhodes to ‘finish his story’ after a two-year build-up to face Reigns

‘You know I’m a huge Cody Rhodes fan. I like Roman Reigns. The Rock…yeah, he coined the term ‘The People’s Tight End’ so I owe The Rock a lot. Big fan of him.

“Honestly, my dream would be kind of a setup. Roman shows up – I saw it online – Roman shows up, signs a contract. Cody is on the other side, the Rock referees. Wouldn’t that be fun and special? It’s not my own idea, but I thought it was really cool.’

Wrestling fanatics blasted the apparent booking decision to face WWE legend Reigns for the Universal Championship after spending two years building to Cody Rhodes finally ‘finishing his story’ by Reigns for the title to defeat.

They also expressed their displeasure personally by calling out the mention of The Rock during live shows.

During a Raw segment involving Rhodes, Drew McIntyre and Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins, fans at the Enterprise Center in St. Louis, Missouri again found the perfect moment to make their opinions heard by chanting ‘Rocky Sucks’.

It was also mentioned that fan reaction might be playing right into WWE’s hands if the company’s long-term plan was to set up a triple threat match between The Rock, Rhodes and Reigns.

That type of match combined with the fan reaction would give Rhodes a similar push to the one that elevated ALL Elite Wrestling star Bryan Danielson (fka Daniel Bryan) to become one of the biggest stars in the industry.

Fans at a show in Knoxville also booed loudly after a video of The Rock's return was played

Fans at a show in Knoxville also booed loudly after a video of The Rock’s return was played

Fans during Monday Night Raw hijacked a segment by loudly chanting 'Rocky Sucks'

Fans during Monday Night Raw hijacked a segment by loudly chanting ‘Rocky Sucks’

The Rock's daughter, WWE superstar Ava, claimed she received death threats over the drama

The Rock’s daughter, WWE superstar Ava, claimed she received death threats over the drama

She staked her claim on X while asking angry fans to leave her out of the situation

She staked her claim on X while asking angry fans to leave her out of the situation

Kittle’s idea was one of many circulating among fans online, in case WWE does choose to change the apparent plan of The Rock vs Reigns, or the possibility that the company just pulled a massive ‘job’ to get fans into mislead. that one thing happens only to do another.

The specific idea would involve Reigns overconfidently signing the contract for the WrestleMania match in the belief that he would face The Rock, only for him to not actually read the contract and later be surprised by Rhodes with The Rock as the the special guest referee to stop the constant outside interference that has plagued what feels like every Reigns title match for the last three years.

Rhodes also received public support from WWE Champion Logan Paul and fellow Superstar Ricochet, both of whom joined the ‘WeWantCody’ hashtag that spent days on X.

The video of The Rock going toe-to-toe with Reigns also became the most disliked video ever posted by WWE on YouTube. Anger over the WWE’s decision even led to The Rock’s daughter, WWE Superstar Ava, receiving death threats due to the anger over the potential Rock vs Reigns match.

Ava is currently in the role of General Manager for WWE’s developmental brand NXT.