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WWE Rumors on The Rock, John Cena and WrestleMania 40; AJ Types Eyes WWE Title Run

Louis Grasse/PXimages/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images Bleacher Report catches you up on the latest news from the WWE Universe. The Rock Reportedly Expected to Stick Around Beyond WrestleMania After going away from the teased match between The Rock and Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 40, WWE reportedly believes The Rock will continue making television appearances even

WWE Rumors on The Rock, John Cena and WrestleMania 40; AJ Types Eyes WWE Title Run


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

The Rock Reportedly Anticipated to Stick Round Past WrestleMania

After going away from the teased match between The Rock and Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 40, WWE reportedly believes The Rock will proceed making tv appearances even after WrestleMania happens.

In accordance with Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Publication (h/t Subhojeet Mukherjee of Ringside Information), pivoting away from The Rock vs. Reigns at WrestleMania is seen as a “blessing in disguise” by WWE since The Individuals’s Champion will “most likely” do greater than initially deliberate with the concept The Rock vs. Reigns will now occur additional down the road.

Meltzer additionally famous that WrestleMania is prone to have extra mainstream protection than it has in many years as a result of The Rock’s involvement and the general reputation of the WWE product at the moment.

After being named a member of TKO’s board of administrators in January, The Rock made a shock return to WWE programming, and he stepped as much as Reigns.

Cody Rhodes, who gained the lads’s Royal Rumble match, mentioned he wouldn’t face Reigns at WrestleMania and seemingly stepped apart to permit The Rock to take that spot.

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Within the days that adopted, a vocal part of the WWE fanbase expressed their displeasure with the path, and on the WrestleMania press convention in Las Vegas, Rhodes reverse course and determined to problem Reigns.

The Rock slapped Rhodes and turned heel, subsequently saying that he had joined The Bloodline.

At Elimination Chamber final weekend, Rhodes challenged The Rock to a match, and The Rock is scheduled to seem on Friday night time’s episode of SmackDown the place he may probably reply the problem.

Whether or not WWE’s present path was at all times the plan or a change was made, the stage is ready for The Rock to activate Reigns and have a dream match towards him at a giant occasion sooner or later.

That ought to assist be certain that the product stays scorching popping out of WrestleMania, plus Rhodes will get one other likelihood to complete his story by beating Reigns for the undisputed WWE common title on the Grandest Stage of Them All.

WWE Reportedly Contemplating WrestleMania Plans for Cena

John Cena’s standing for WrestleMania 40 is in query, however WWE is reportedly planning in case he is ready to seem.

In accordance with Meltzer (h/t Ishaan Rathi of Ringside Information), Cena is ready to start filming the second season of Peacemaker, and his potential to be concerned with WrestleMania will depend upon his filming schedule.

Meltzer famous that whereas Cena might not be capable of wrestle at WrestleMania because of the threat of harm, WWE may have him do one thing “enjoyable, quick and memorable and with substance” if he is ready to seem in some capability.

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The 46-year-old Cena is a 16-time world champion and one of many largest and most influential stars in WWE historical past, so the corporate would undoubtedly like to have him on a landmark WrestleMania in some capability.

Cena has solely made sporadic appearances on WWE programming lately because of the success of his appearing profession, however he nonetheless manages to find time for the corporate every time potential.

He competed at WrestleMania 39 final yr, dropping to Austin Principle, and the returned in September, making common appearances for about two months.

Cena’s most up-to-date look was a decisive loss to Solo Sikoa at Crown Jewel, extending his streak of futility in televised singles matches.

WWE would doubtless like to put Cena in a match at WrestleMania if potential, however offered that may’t occur, the promotion would undoubtedly take him in any capability as a result of how essential he has been to WWE and the professional wrestling enterprise because the early 2000s.

Types Needs One Extra WWE Title Run

AJ Types is a two-time WWE champion, however The Phenomenal One has his sights set on returning to the highest of the mountain.

Throughout an look this week on Johnjay & Rich: After Words (h/t Mukherjee), Types commented on his want to be world champion once more in WWE earlier than he retires, saying: “I would like that championship yet another time earlier than I name it quits.”

Types primarily made a reputation for himself throughout his time in TNA from 2002 to 2014. He was extensively seen as top-of-the-line wrestlers on this planet throughout that run, and he established himself as arguably the best TNA wrestler of all time, profitable 5 world titles and quite a few different championships.

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Regardless of his success, many doubted whether or not WWE would ever signal him since WWE wasn’t usually concentrating on wrestlers from different corporations at the moment, particularly in the event that they had been on the smaller facet.

Nevertheless, Types made his shock WWE debut on the 2016 Royal Rumble and went on to take pleasure in extra success than anybody may have ever imagined.

Along with being a two-time WWE champion, Types can also be a three-time United States champion, one-time intercontinental champion and one-time tag crew champion.

Whereas Types stays an essential determine on WWE programming, he has not held a title since November 2018, which was when his 371-day reign ended.

At 46 years of age, Types might not have a ton of time left as an lively competitor, so he might have a way of urgency to turn out to be WWE champion once more within the close to future.

The WWE Common Championship is at the moment being dominated by Roman Reigns lately, but when Cody Rhodes beats him for the title at WrestleMania, maybe there will likely be a possibility for Types to problem him and luxuriate in yet another run as WWE champion.

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