In a turn of events that may disappoint Cody Rhodes fans eagerly awaiting his showdown with Roman Reigns, it appears they'll have to exercise some patience, at least until after WrestleMania. According to an exclusive report from PWInsider Elite, The Rock is all set to step back into the squared circle at WrestleMania 40.
Barring any unforeseen circumstances or injuries, it is now confirmed that The Rock will be performing at the grandest stage of them all. Sources indicate that there is simply "no scenario" in which this highly-anticipated match does not take place, possibly as a condition of his recent appointment to the TKO Group Holdings Board Of Directors in January.
Fans can also expect The Rock's creative partner, Brian Gewirtz, to play a crucial role in shaping the creative direction leading up to WrestleMania 40, with a particular focus on major events like WWE Elimination Chamber in Perth, Australia.
WWE's Fan Reaction Monitoring
Amidst the excitement surrounding The Rock's return, WWE is keeping a close eye on the fan reaction to the recent change in plans. Originally, it was Cody Rhodes who was slated to face Reigns at WrestleMania, but due to the latest developments, that match is currently off the table.
However, WWE officials believe they can adapt and tweak their plans to ensure that the Rock vs. Roman Reigns match makes perfect sense to the fans. Importantly, the report also suggests that The Rock is not expected to portray a heel character in this feud, which is bound to add an intriguing dynamic to the storyline.
With the road to WrestleMania now stretching out before us, it appears that WWE is keeping its options wide open. Anything and everything is being considered to make this highly-anticipated showdown between The Rock and Roman Reigns an unforgettable spectacle for the ages.
As wrestling enthusiasts eagerly await further details and developments, the anticipation for WrestleMania 40 continues to build, promising a night of epic proportions for the WWE Universe.