WWE WrestleMania 40 Predictions: The Rock Will BURY Cody Rhodes

WWE WrestleMania 40 is scheduled to take place on April 6 and April 7, 2024, live on Peacock. Here are the FULL match card predictions.
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Apr 1, 2023; Inglewood, CA, USA; Seth Freakin    Rollins during Wrestlemania Night 1 at SoFi
Apr 1, 2023; Inglewood, CA, USA; Seth Freakin Rollins during Wrestlemania Night 1 at SoFi / Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Seth Rollins (c) vs. Drew McIntyre [World Heavyweight Title]

Seth Rollins and Drew McIntyre are in a conundrum at the moment. If McIntyre wins, Rollins looks weak for losing two matches at one WrestleMania. Also, the original plan was Seth Rollins vs. CM Punk, which makes Drew McIntyre a Plan B Option. Usually, Plan B Options do not win, especially at WrestleMania. On the other hand, if Rollins wins, McIntyre looks bad for losing to someone who fought through two matches at Mania. Also, it seems that the deadline for Rollins to lose the belt would be WrestleMania, especially since he has been the only World Champ in the new title's history.

Mr, MITB Damian Priest will have to cash in to save these two from any further embarrasment. The best way to protect both in defeat is by Priest cashing in that MITB Briefcase in to make it a triple threat and assure that Rollins loses the title the same way he won his first World Title at Mania 31, where he executed the heist of the century with his MITB Cash-In. Since he will lose the tag titles at Mania, this would be the best time for Priest to still prevail with gold after the continuous teases throughout the calendar year and the ideal message sent to the current vulnerable champ.

Prediction: Mr. MITB Damian Priest

Roman Reigns (c) vs. Cody Rhodes [WWE Universal Title]

Cody Rhodes will finish the story this time. There is no way he is losing two years in a row toRoman Reigns. This is a must-win for Rhodes, and Reigns’ 1000+ day title reign will finally come to an end in what will be an epic moment that is remembered for years to come. Roman will finally be a man with no more reigns and a chief without a tribe. It’s not the third inning anymore. It’s the World Series, and the game ends here. There is no other babyface option on the roster who can dethrone Reigns right now. Rhodes is the best option, and WrestleMania is the ideal stage to topple The Tribal Chief.

Under Bloodline Rules, Cody Rhodes will defy any interferences from Paul Heyman and the Bloodline to pin Reigns clean with the Cross Rhodes and achieve his lifelong dream of main-eventing WrestleMania and becoming the new Undisputed WWE Universal Champ. Going forward, Cody will hold that title for a very long time, as dethroning Roman is astronomical, given the weight and value his title reign has had for the past three years. The real question is: Will The Rock betray Roman Reigns, listen to the The People, and do the right thing by helping Cody finish the story at Mania?

That betrayal could plant some seeds for a WrestleMania 41 bout between Reigns and Rock, where they can finally battle for tribal chiefhood. It would also put The Rock back in good graces with the fanbase. Nonetheless, at the end of the day, Cody will need some backup in this "Bloodline Rules" Match to avoid the same mistake from Mania 39. Wrestling has more than one royal family, and the Rhodes Family will prevail over the Anoa'i Family. This victory will solidify Cody Rhodes as the new face of the WWE and indicate his full fledged transformation from undesirable to undeniable.

Prediction: Cody Rhodes

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