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Official: Cody Rhodes will challenge Roman Reigns at Wrestlemania XL

Official: Cody Rhodes will challenge Roman Reigns at Wrestlemania XL

Official: Cody Rhodes will challenge Roman Reigns at Wrestlemania XL.


Last night, WWE held the WrestleMania XL Kickoff Media Event, live from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The event saw the presence of Triple H, Bianca Belair, Rhea Ripley, Becky Lynch, Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns, The Rock and Cody Rhodes, and the presentation team was made up of Michael Cole, Pat McAfee, CM Punk and Big E.

Rhea Ripley and Becky Lynch went face-to-face, teasing a WrestleMania XL championship match even if Mami will have to defend her Women’s World title against Nia Jax at WWE Elimination Chamber 2024 on February 24.

The Rock turns heel and Cody Rhodes chooses Roman Reigns for WrestleMania XL

But all the attention was on the Rocky/Cody situation, as Cody Rhodes posted earlier in the day on his Instagram story the following message: “I’ve made my decision”.

Roman Reigns came first, joining Seth Rollins on stage. The Tribal Chief said he was the one who will choose his opponent for WrestleMania XL, and said he would chose … The Rock. As The Rock came and showed the Anoaʻi family tree to justify the importance of a match between Roman Reigns and him, he was booed from the crowd. The Rock said that the greatest main event in WrestleMania history was all about the Undisputed WWE Universal champion against the People’s champion.

Then, Cody Rhodes showed up to say that it was not Roman Reigns’ choice to make, but his, because he won the Royal Rumble. He said that he will challenge Roman Reigns at WrestleMania and talked about the Anoaʻi family, which The Rock didn’t like. The Rock slapped Cody Rhodes in the face, considering he had been disrespectful. Seth Rollins got involved and pushed The Rock, Triple H tried to separate everybody. In one word: chaos.

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At the end of the event, backstage, The Rock and Roman Reigns met Triple H and asked the WWE Chief Content Officer to fix the situation: “Fix it. Have him talk s*** about our family again. Fix it or we will.” The Rock said.

Immediately after the end of the show, Triple H made if official on social media: Cody Rhodes will challenge Roman Reigns for the Undisputed WWE Universal championship at WrestleMania XL.

So, where does that leave The Rock? Which spot he is going to get at WrestleMania? Will he face Cody Rhodes on night 1? Will he team up with Roman Reigns to face Cody Rhodes and Seth Rollins in a tag team match? Will he be involved in Elimination Chamber in two weeks in Australia? Only time will tell, but one thing is certain: the #WeWantCody movement is alive and well.

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