The Rock vs. WWE Legend at WrestleMania: First Match in 21 Years?

WrestleMania 40 heats up with The Rock's stunning return.

by Noman Rasool
The Rock vs. WWE Legend at WrestleMania: First Match in 21 Years?
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The Rock electrifyingly returning has majorly altered the landscape of WWE WrestleMania 40, especially with his very shocking heel turn after decades and direct confrontations with Triple H and Cody Rhodes. The Rock's shocking slap on Cody Rhodes at the WrestleMania XL Kickoff Press Event and the subsequent alliance with The Bloodline act as major fan stimulants with regards to WrestleMania 40.

There is a lot of speculation about the possible opponents for The Brahma Bull at The Grandest Stage of Them All, such as Seth Rollins or Triple H. Amid the speculation, the possibility of this legendary stepping back in the ring after 21 years to headline the marquee event of WWE has fans in a tizzy.

All eyes will be on Stone Cold Steve Austin, probably amongst the most loveable of all time, and The Rock's fabled adversary from the hay days of their careers. The two have headlined several WrestleManias, which makes the thought of their revived rivalry a draw.

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And with Triple H retired, The Game, and Seth Rollins waiting in the wings to square off against the 2024 Men's Elimination Chamber Match winner, The People's Champion might have to scout for a new rival to potentially usher in Night One of WrestleMania 40.

Austin's comeback can then step in to help Cody out against The Bloodline and revive his legendary rivalry with The Rock. But that's all speculative. Another thing that is the odds of having two part-time superstars in the main event of the opening night of WrestleMania 40.

In the WrestleMania XL Kickoff Press Event, signs from WWE showed that a tag team showdown of The Rock and Roman Reigns is very near, set against Cody Rhodes and Seth Rollins. Moreover, The Rock could find his way into the Men's Elimination Chamber Match of 2024 in his director role in TKO Group Holdings, starting to build towards a match against Seth Rollins at the Show of Shows, putting the title up for grabs.

The last one of this seems very interesting: if Night One of WrestleMania 40 will close with a Main Event featuring The Rock vs. Cody Rhodes. This will mean a match of Roman Reigns vs. Cody Rhodes could depend on The American Nightmare defeating The Rock, providing one more interesting layer in the WrestleMania storyline.

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