The WWE universe was sent into a frenzy following the jaw-dropping revelations made during the press conference in Las Vegas. While many questions still linger, glimpses of the WrestleMania main event matches have started to take shape, offering fans a tantalizing preview of what’s to come.

According to reports from The Wrestling Observer Newsletter, The Rock solidified his return to WWE by finalizing a deal on January 3rd, securing not only a coveted spot on the Board of Directors but also committing to headline WrestleMania this year. The presumed matchup was set to pit The Rock against the formidable Roman Reigns, a storyline that had been simmering for years, intertwining with the ongoing saga of The Bloodline.

“The press conference also ended with the idea of a Reigns & Rock vs. Rhodes & Rollins tag team match, which could be on day one at Mania. Rock ended up going heel on Rhodes, slapping him in the face after an argument about families, and siding with Reigns. Rollins was out there at the time and ended up backing up Rhodes.”

However, in a surprising turn of events at the T-Mobile Arena press conference, Cody Rhodes emerged as contender for WrestleMania’s main event, challenging Reigns for the spotlight. The announcement left fans buzzing, with only a subtle nod to a potential clash between Rhea Ripley and Becky Lynch, following Ripley’s anticipated face-off against the Elimination Chamber winner in Australia.


While speculation swirls around Seth Rollins defending his title against the victor of the men’s Chamber match, no official confirmation has been made. The tease of a showdown between Rhodes and Rollins hints at imminent revelations in the weeks to come, adding to the anticipation leading up to WrestleMania.

The belief is that Rollins will defend against the winner of the men’s Chamber match on that same show, but such a match has not been announced. And it couldn’t be announced since the tease was Rhodes vs. Rollins and announcing the match doesn’t make sense until this coming week.

Further intrigue ensued as the press conference hinted at a potential tag team showdown, with Reigns and The Rock poised to face off against Rhodes and Rollins, potentially serving as a day-one main event. The dynamic took an unexpected twist as The Rock turned heel on Rhodes, aligning himself with Reigns and delivering a resounding slap across Rhodes’ face, while Rollins stood by Rhodes’ side.

The matchup between Reigns and The Rock had been a topic of discussion even before the pandemic, initially earmarked for WrestleMania in Dallas in 2022. However, logistical constraints pushed the anticipated clash to different venues, with Philadelphia in 2024 emerging as a viable option.

Rhodes’ inclusion in the main event mix stems from The Rock’s withdrawal last year, with Rhodes and Rollins poised to create a new world title, a plan that was temporarily shelved. As WrestleMania 40 approaches, the unfolding narrative promises a thrilling journey for WWE fans, setting the stage for an unforgettable spectacle on the grandest stage of them all.

What unforeseen twists and turns do you anticipate unfolding as WrestleMania 40 approaches, given the recent revelations and tantalizing hints dropped during the press conference in Las Vegas? Let us know in the comments below.

Steve Carrier

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