WrestleMania Kickoff Event: A Rollercoaster Ride of Surprises Leaves Fans with Burning Questions
The WrestleMania Kickoff event stirred up quite a buzz, but it’s left many scratching their heads. Here’s a rundown of the twists and turns that had fans on the edge of their seats.
At first glance, the event seemed like a mashup of a UFC press conference and a gaming expo, sprinkled with some pro wrestling drama. It kicked off with another chapter in the Becky Lynch–Rhea Ripley saga, hinting at a showdown at WrestleMania.
But the real drama unfolded around the main event, sparking a wave of controversy. Fans rallied behind Cody Rhodes, demanding to see him “finish his story” at WrestleMania, igniting a social media storm with #WeWantCody trending for days. The backlash even led to unfortunate bullying of Ava, The Rock’s daughter and NXT general manager, painting wrestling fans in a negative light.
As speculation swirled, WWE addressed the elephant in the room head-on. The Rock faced a lukewarm response from live fans in Las Vegas, acknowledging the sudden resentment towards him. He dubbed those rooting for Rhodes as “Cody crybabies” and asserted his match against Reigns as the pinnacle of wrestling.
In a move reminiscent of a gaming expo, The Rock unveiled a giant graphic showcasing the Anoa’i family tree, but even that failed to win over the crowd. Rhodes eventually emerged, choosing Reigns as his WrestleMania opponent and challenging both him and The Rock, invoking the honor of their ancestors.
The ensuing confrontation saw The Rock delivering a thunderous slap to Rhodes and exchanging heated words backstage with Triple H. Despite the intrigue, confusion lingered.
One answer did emerge via Triple H’s tweet: Rhodes will challenge Reigns for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship at WrestleMania. But with this revelation came a flood of new questions:
- Is The Rock now a heel? His alignment with Reigns against the fans marks a significant departure from his usual persona.
- Does this alliance hint at a new two-man power trip, with The Rock and Reigns teaming up?
- Could a tag team match or a four-way showdown be on the horizon?
- How will the Elimination Chamber factor into the unfolding drama, especially with its focus on Ripley and the Chamber matches?
With the Road to WrestleMania taking unexpected twists, fans are in for a wild ride. Buckle up, because this journey is far from over.