There have been some significant changes in the WWE Universe over the past few months, which have the potential to affect the plans for WrestleMania 40. Cody Rhodes was previously rumored to be a top contender for a main event match in the biggest WWE event of the year, possibly against Roman Reigns, but now there may be some uncertainty.
Despite the high-profile comebacks of CM Punk and The Rock, The American Nightmare remains confident about his chances of securing the main event spot at WrestleMania 40.
Cody Rhodes wants WrestleMania main event matchup
The main focus of Cody Rhodes has always been to complete his story. Since making his WWE comeback in April 2022, Cody Rhodes has made it clear that his ultimate goal is to win the WWE Undisputed Universal Title. He has repeatedly stated throughout the year that his storyline will end when he achieves victory and lifts the coveted championship.
The main event of WrestleMania 40 has become more uncertain in recent months due to various developments. CM Punk’s return to WWE in November 2023 has added an extra layer of intrigue, with Punk hinting at potential feuds with Roman Reigns and World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins.
During this year’s first episode of Raw, The Rock fueled rumors of a match with Roman Reigns, leaving fans to speculate about his potential in-ring comeback in April. Despite the increased competition, Rhodes remains resolute in his commitment to finishing his story and achieving championship glory.
In a recent interview with “Sports Illustrated,” Cody Rhodes spoke about a range of topics. The American Nightmare discussed the possibility of having more competition for the big WrestleMania 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.” said Cody Rhodes.
Who could potentially headline WrestleMania 40?
As the new year begins, WWE fans eagerly anticipate WrestleMania Season, their favorite time of the year. With only a few months left until the biggest event in sports entertainment, fans are already discussing who could possibly be in the main event. Here are three potential scenarios for the main event at WrestleMania 40:
The Rock vs. Roman Reigns for the WWE Universal Championship:
Roman Reigns has been on an incredible run as WWE Undisputed Universal Champion, which is nearing the same length as that of legendary wrestler Hulk Hogan. However, all good things must come to an end.
On this year’s first episode of Raw, The Rock called out Roman Reigns, which has led to speculation of a long-awaited clash between the real-life cousins. Several possible scenarios could play out during the match. The most likely scenario is that we could see The Rock actually challenge Roman Reigns to a championship bout.
Cody Rhodes vs. Seth Rollins:
Cody Rhodes is currently involved in a feud with Shinsuke Nakamura. However, it seems that this rivalry is coming to an end soon. Seth Rollins also appears to be on the verge of a big battle with the recently returned CM Punk, but this will likely be resolved before WrestleMania 40.
Previously, there were rumors that Cody would face Roman Reigns at the biggest WWE event of the year, but with the sudden appearance of The Rock, this seems unlikely. Nevertheless, if Cody faces Seth instead, it would still be a great match for the WWE Universe.
Seth Rollins vs. CM Punk:
CM Punk and Seth Rollins have been experiencing some disagreements lately. Despite their similarities, such as being undersized for the main event and starting their careers in Ring of Honor, they seem to have some unresolved issues. It is highly anticipated that CM Punk will make an in-ring appearance at WrestleMania, and Seth Rollins is the most likely opponent he will face.
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