After the conclusion of SmackDown with The Rock, Cody Rhodes and Roman Reigns, here’s the latest WWE WrestleMania 40 news and future plans.
WrestleMania 40 News: The Rock, Cody Rhodes & Roman Reigns
The episode closed with Rhodes hinting at going after Reigns at WrestleMania. Instead, he brought The Rock out.
“Others believe that Rock pushed for the move and likely would have no matter what, given his massive $30 million stock payday is, in part, contingent on him hitting certain milestones,” the report stated.
“Sources familiar with the situation believe one of those milestones was Johnson returning to the ring this year and that Johnson pushed for the match to happen sooner than later with the idea he felt Reigns vs. The Rock was the far bigger attraction for the company.”
Remember, CM Punk was injured during the Royal Rumble. Therefore, his removal affected other parts of the card.
Also, the accusations revolving around Brock Lesnar and Vince McMahon have put WWE in a bad spot. They are trying to move beyond what people recently learned, while preparing for WrestleMania at the same time.
PWInsider continued how Rhodes would win the World Heavyweight Championship against Rollins. Then, Cody faces the winner of The Rock and Reigns at SummerSlam.
If that happens, it would see WWE unifying the belts. The huge takeaways are The Rock is likely wrestling in what could be his final match and Rhodes is unable to finish his story.
So, does the latest WrestleMania 40 news and rumors actually elevate the card?