Cody Rhodes is not finishing his story at WrestleMania 40 as far as one report is concerned but WWE is not happy about it.
Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated has speculated on the WrestleMania 40 card but suggested WWE sources have claimed Cody Rhodes is not set to headline the show or “finish his story” and capture championship gold:
Where does this leave Cody Rhodes? Multiple sources close to WWE Head of Creative Paul “Triple H” Levesque have indicated that Rhodes will not headline this year’s event, nor will he “finish his story” at WrestleMania. But there is still a new chapter to write with a marquee matchup to be had… against CM Punk.
Barrasso has suggested the highly-anticipated match between The Rock and Roman Reigns will keep Reigns busy with The Tribal Chief potentially continuing his never-ending reign as WWE Universal Champion. The case was also made in the article for a showdown between Gunther and Seth Rollins for the World Heavyweight Championship but no sources were cited for that belief.
WWE Unhappy With Triple H Sources Line
WrestleVotes has now reported that WWE is not thrilled with the report, particularly the reference to “sources close to Triple H” which was the only part of the article that could be considered potentially coming from WWE information:
Regarding the Sports Illustrated/ WrestleMania 40 report, and after speaking to a few of my own contacts, I believe the following- those 3 matches could absolutely happen in Philadelphia. However, the “set in stone” nature of the article is a little naive I’ve been told.
Source also relayed that WWE is not happy with the report in general, especially labeling it as “sources close to Triple H,” as if he’d be so open with this type of specific information.
The road to WrestleMania will become a lot clearer following the Royal Rumble on January 27th with the winner of the Rumble matches giving a better idea of what matches fans will see come April 6th and 7th in Philadelphia.