WWE saw some big moves over the past few months that could shake up WrestleMania 40’s plan. Cody Rhodes was said to be a big time player for a main event match, maybe even against Roman Reigns. Now, things could have changed.

Cody Rhodes has firmly addressed the competition he faces for the main event spot at WrestleMania 40. Through it all, Rhodes still has a firm stance despite the notable returns of CM Punk and The Rock.

The American Nightmare’s focus has consistently been on finishing his story. Since his WWE comeback in April 2022, Rhodes has been vocal about his ultimate goal.

Throughout the year, Cody Rhodes has reiterated that his storyline concludes when he achieves victory and lifts the WWE Undisputed Universal Title. Speculation has been rampant about the possibility of Cody Rhodes challenging for Roman Reigns’ championship in the main event for the second consecutive WrestleMania. This was a match that WWE reportedly had in mind for a while.


The landscape for the WrestleMania 40 main event has become more uncertain in recent months. CM Punk’s return to WWE in November 2023 has added a layer of intrigue, with Punk hinting at potential feuds with Roman Reigns and World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins.

The Rock fueled rumors of a match with Roman Reigns during the Day 1 RAW. That left fans to speculate about the Hollywood star’s potential in-ring comeback come April. Despite the increased competition, Cody Rhodes remains resolute in his commitment to finishing his story and achieving championship glory.

Justin Barrasso for Sports Illustrated’s Fan Nation spoke to Cody Rhodes about many subjects The American Nightmare opened up about possibility having more competition for the big Mania match..

“The Rock is The Great One–he’s still electrifying. CM Punk is one of the greatest stars in the history of wrestling. I know what I’m up against.

“Look at the roster–it’s loaded with stars. But that doesn’t bother me. I’m not flinching. I’m not rooting against anyone else, I’m just working to make it happen.”

We will have to see how WWE books WrestleMania 40. That will be a very interesting journey, and we can’t wait to see how Triple H treats his first run at Mania without any outside opinions from Vince McMahon.

Cody Rhodes seems very confident about his place in WWE at this time, and that is only going to add to his fans’ support. For more updates, please keep checking back with us here at Ringside News.

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