Amidst the fervor of anticipation surrounding WrestleMania 40, Cody Rhodes found himself at the epicenter of a whirlwind of speculation and last-minute adjustments. Initially slated to square off against Roman Reigns in the marquee match of the event, Rhodes encountered a sudden plot twist.

Rumblings within the wrestling community hinted at the possibility of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson stepping into the spotlight to face Reigns instead. However, just when it seemed the cards were reshuffling, the WWE reverted to its original blueprint.

In a dramatic twist, Cody Rhodes himself made it official during the WrestleMania 40 kickoff press event: he would indeed be challenging Roman Reigns on the grandest stage of them all. Yet, this declaration was not without its own share of drama. The Rock, incensed by Rhodes’ mention of his lineage, delivered resounding slap, injecting an unexpected layer of tension into the impending showdown.

For fans eagerly awaiting the clash they had clamored for, relief was palpable. However, amidst the excitement, caution lingered like a shadow. Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer, shed light on the uncertainty surrounding the main event plans.


“There is an issue with different people with different ideas and how they’re gonna get it out there. They know it turned into a mess and at the same time it’s not a mess unless it’s gonna hurt them business-wise. Whatever they end up, whether it’s that tag or whatever they do, it certainly doesn’t look like it’s going to be Rock vs. Roman but they’d switch that next week too. I mean, there’s nothing wrong, nothing announced.”

The landscape remains in flux, with the possibility of a curveball still looming large. Will WWE pull off a last-minute switcheroo, possibly inserting The Rock into the mix? Only time will tell.

As the wrestling world holds its breath, speculation runs rampant. Could the main event undergo yet another transformation? Share your thoughts and predictions in the comments below, and join the conversation!

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