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WWE Rumors: John Cena, Ronda Rousey at WrestleMania; Cody Rhodes; Edge vs. Finn Balor

Richard Shotwell/Invision/APBleacher Report catches you up on the latest news from the WWE Universe.Cena, Rousey Reportedly Have Planned WrestleMania MatchesWWE reportedly has John Cena and Ronda Rousey ticketed for major matches at WrestleMania 39 on April 1 and 2.According to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter (h/t Aaron Varble of, Cena against Austin

WWE Rumors: John Cena, Ronda Rousey at WrestleMania; Cody Rhodes; Edge vs. Finn Balor

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Bleacher Report catches you up on the newest information from the WWE Universe.

Cena, Rousey Reportedly Have Deliberate WrestleMania Matches

WWE reportedly has John Cena and Ronda Rousey ticketed for main matches at WrestleMania 39 on April 1 and a pair of.

Based on Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Publication (h/t Aaron Varble of, Cena towards Austin Principle is “locked in” for the Showcase of the Immortals.

Meltzer (h/t Felix Upton of Ringside Information) additionally reported that Rousey is deliberate to crew with Shayna Baszler in a WWE Girls’s Tag Group Championship match towards Harm CTRL’s Iyo Sky and Dakota Kai.

Cena is without doubt one of the largest stars in WWE historical past, however as his Hollywood performing profession has skyrocketed, his WWE appearances have lessened considerably in recent times.

His final WrestleMania match was a loss to “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt at WrestleMania 36, and his final match normally was a tag crew bout on the finish of December on SmackDown when he and Kevin Owens beat Roman Reigns and Sami Zayn.

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WWE has dropped a number of hints and teases for Cena vs. Principle, together with a backstage confrontation between them final yr on an episode of Uncooked commemorating Cena’s 20-year anniversary with WWE, making Cena vs. Principle a great match for WrestleMania.

Rousey main-evented WrestleMania 35 and confronted Charlotte Aptitude in a SmackDown Girls’s Championship match ultimately yr’s WrestleMania, so it may be argued {that a} tag crew match could be a step down for her.

Her SmackDown girls’s title reign was not nicely obtained by followers, although, resulting in Charlotte beating her for the title on the ultimate SmackDown of 2022.

Rousey and Baszler are longtime associates who had been members of the 4 Horsewomen in MMA, and their credibility as fighters might go a good distance towards making the ladies’s tag crew division really feel vital.

WWE hasn’t positioned a lot emphasis on the ladies’s tag crew division over the previous few years, however Rousey would undoubtedly shine a highlight on it.

Rumors on Rhodes WrestleMania Primary Occasion vs. Reigns

Cody Rhodes is about to problem Roman Reigns for the Undisputed WWE Common Championship in the primary occasion of WrestleMania 39, however he reportedly wasn’t the primary option to be Reigns’ opponent.

Based on Meltzer (h/t Upton), WWE provided each The Rock and “Stone Chilly” Steve Austin the chance to face Reigns at WrestleMania, however when each legends turned it down, WWE pivoted to Cody.

Meltzer famous that whereas Rhodes successful the world title in some unspecified time in the future has at all times been inevitable due to the primary promo he lower after returning to WWE, it wasn’t essentially deliberate to occur at WrestleMania 39.

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Now, after Rhodes returned from a torn pectoral muscle and outlasted 29 different Superstars to win the lads’s Royal Rumble match final Saturday, he appears more likely to win the title at WrestleMania 39.

Meltzer (h/t Upton) offered an intriguing tidbit in regards to the construct towards Rhodes vs. Reigns: Rhodes just isn’t marketed for any SmackDown appearances between now and WrestleMania.

Since Rhodes is a Uncooked Famous person and Reigns is a SmackDown Famous person, they might be evaded one another for a lot of the WrestleMania construct to create anticipation.

Meltzer famous that Rhodes is more likely to be added to some SmackDowns nearer to WrestleMania, nevertheless, which might put the ending touches on the construct.

Rhodes already made it clear on Monday’s Uncooked that Reigns is in his crosshairs, and it’s promising to be a spectacular conflict between arguably WWE’s two largest stars.

Reported Cause for Canceled Edge vs. Balor Royal Rumble Match

WWE reportedly known as off a deliberate match at Royal Rumble due to an absence of availability for one of many Superstars concerned.

Based on Meltzer (h/t Upton), WWE was initially going to have the Brood model of Edge face the Demon model of Finn Balor in a Hell in a Cell match at Royal Rumble.

The match by no means occurred as a result of Edge was filming for the Disney+ collection Percy Jackson and the Olympians within the weeks main as much as the Royal Rumble premium dwell occasion.

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Since Edge was not obtainable for the construct, WWE as a substitute opted for Edge to be a shock entrant within the males’s Royal Rumble, when he eradicated two Judgment Day members in Balor and Damian Priest.

Previous to the Rumble, Edge had not wrestled since Excessive Guidelines in October, when he misplaced an I Give up match to Balor due to Rhea Ripley’s risk to take out Edge’s spouse, Beth Phoenix, with a conchairto.

Edge submitted, however Ripley attacked Phoenix anyway, and The Judgment Day put Edge on the shelf as nicely.

The Rated-R Famous person and Phoenix focused The Judgment Day at Royal Rumble and once more two nights in a while Uncooked, which suggests their rivalry is way from over.

Due to that, Edge vs. Balor inside Hell in a Cell might nonetheless be on the desk for WrestleMania 39 in April.

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