The Rock vs. Roman Reigns, Cody Rhodes vs. Roman Reigns, Cody Rhodes vs. The Rock?? We’ll soon know but one rumoured bout involving the three stars is not on the cards.
It should have been easy. Cody Rhodes won the 2024 men’s Royal Rumble and instantly sought out Roman Reigns watching on to make clear he wanted his WrestleMania rematch against The Tribal Chief.
CM Punk was injured in the Royal Rumble and will miss WrestleMania as a result. His planned match with Seth Rollins is now off and Rollins put doubt in Rhodes’ mind about what title The American Nightmare really wanted to challenge for. All reports since the Rumble have confirmed that Rhodes was the planned winner and WWE didn’t pivot late in the day due to Punk’s injury.
The spanner of all spanners was thrown into the works when Cody Rhodes seemingly stepped aside to allow The Rock to face Roman Reigns at WrestleMania. Fans were outraged at Rhodes being sidelined instead of finishing his story and WWE has been forced to react as they turn the reaction into part of the story.
WWE Not Planning WrestleMania Triple Threat
Whatever happens, WWE has scheduled a press conference in Las Vegas that should shine some light on what is really planned.
Speaking on Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer noted that fans will have their answers regarding the WrestleMania main event by the time the press conference is over but noted he has been told, it won’t end in a triple threat bout:
So anyway, most likely when the thing tomorrow is over, whatever they’re doing, whether it’s a three way which I was told it was not going to be. But whether it’s them doing two matches, you know, where Roman wrestles twice, or how they make this thing work. I was told it will likely be completed by the end of the press conference if that is the plan.
Dave Meltzer also claimed that the Vince McMahon scandal didn’t force The Rock back to a WWE match but admitted the company might be happy that the focus has switched to The Rock at WrestleMania rather than the lurid allegations made against their former chairman.