The WWE WrestleMania 40 Kickoff press conference convened on Thursday night at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV, setting the stage for what promised to be an unforgettable event.

Among the notable developments was Cody Rhodes’s selection of Roman Reigns as his WrestleMania opponent, leaving the World Heavyweight Champion, Seth Rollins, without a confirmed match.

Following the event, Rollins sat down for an interview with, providing insight into the proceedings:

Addressing The Rock’s bid for the main event spot, Rollins expressed frustration over powerful individuals wielding their influence. He stated, “It’s just what happens when powerful people exert their power. They just think they do whatever they want and get away with it and that sucks. It just sucks. I don’t know any other way to put it.”


Rollins acknowledged the outcome benefiting Cody Rhodes but voiced discontent, adding, “It’s bulls—-. It feels pretty gross to me.”

Regarding Cody’s choice of Reigns as his WrestleMania opponent, Rollins defended Cody’s decision, emphasizing the prestige of the championship title. He remarked, “I sold Cody on this title because I believe in this title and I do think because of Roman Reigns’ lack of independence, for lack of a better term, that this title is more prestigious and means more.”

Rollins recognized Cody’s emotional investment in the storyline and respected his prerogative as the Royal Rumble winner.

Reflecting on The Rock’s return as a member of the TKO board of directors, Rollins expressed discomfort with the implications. He recalled past instances of The Rock’s interference in main event matches and criticized his influence. Rollins remarked, “The last time he came around, I don’t like (CM) Punk but he did the same thing to Punk, kinda came in and took his main event and did it two years in a row with some very not-so-memorable matches with John Cena.”

He concluded by expressing a sense of urgency to address the situation, stating, “Just don’t know what that next step is going to be.”

As the dust settles from the electrifying WWE Wrestlemania 40 Kickoff press conference, the stage is set for what promises to be an unforgettable event. With Cody Rhodes’s bold selection of Roman Reigns as his Wrestlemania opponent, and Seth Rollins left without a confirmed match, tensions are running high.

As the countdown to WrestleMania begins, the WWE universe eagerly awaits the unfolding of this gripping narrative. Share your thoughts and predictions in the comments below, and let your voice be heard in the arena of discussion!

Steve Carrier

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