In a surprising announcement on WWE SmackDown, Triple H came out and stated that Cody Rhodes is going to meet Roman Reigns for the main event at WrestleMania XL which throws more doubt over the situation for The Rock at the showpiece event of the year.
The WWE now sits on the razor's edge following a shock real-life complication which led to Brock Lesnar's highly anticipated re-debut at the Royal Rumble getting canceled. This came as a surprise to a lot of fans, and one can only speculate it may be the long-awaited showdown of Lesnar and Gunther, the man known as The Ring General.
With Lesnar out of the picture, that puts Gunther as the man, in terms of his in-ring dominance, to be the heir of Roman Reigns' throne. That alone is a splendid match that would probably excite a lot of WWE fan followers.
The strong appearance of Gunther on RAW and the current tendency of wrestlers crossing over into different brands certainly sets the ground for a likely match with The Rock. Dream contest: The first set to be seen against Brock Lesnar, the equally interesting opponent for The Ring General could very well be The Rock to set the stage for what could potentially be an electric showdown at WrestleMania XL.
This can also give Gunther a chance to catapult into a change of role - like a fan-favorite face - especially if he teams up with Triple H against The Rock, thus making things more interesting when the story of the two together continues.
As speculation swirls, the WWE universe is abuzz with anticipation for how this storyline will evolve. Whether that means The Rock will also come face-to-face with Gunther at WrestleMania XL remains to be seen since Triple H is understood to be seething with anger over The Rock's return to SmackDown.
Although Gunther is ruled out of the Elimination Chamber event, he still is a good runner for any other strategic choice Triple H decides to go with against The Rock. This is surely a developing saga, and all we can say is—WWE fans, fasten your seat belts as the saga unfolds until WrestleMania XL, for sure one electrifying segment has opened adding yet another chapter to the WWE's dramatic history.