PWInsider.com is reporting that the WrestleMania main event change was not specifically done to harm Cody Rhodes or derail his story, but simply because TKO officials are of the belief that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is the best person to create most money at the moment.
As part of his new gig with TKO, The Rock has to deliver some milestones, and one of those is a return to the ring. The Rock pushed for this WrestleMania match with Roman Reigns and used his position to make it possible, backed by the likes of Ari Emanuel and Nick Khan. In addition, age is not on The Rock’s side so delaying the match could lead to more difficulties in the future.
Delivering this match now will also deflect some of the news from the Vince McMahon sexual trafficking lawsuit and helps bring back some positive news back about the company.
PWInsider adds that Brian Gewirtz, who is the Senior Vice President of the Johnson’s Seven Bucks Productions, will be pitching in with ideas that involves The Rock or any of his storylines and will be attending the major shows. Gewirtz was one of WWE’s head writers during the Attitude Era and contributes big time to most of The Rock’s in-ring promos.
It seems that Triple H, as head of creative, did not have much say in this development and clearly shows that if there’s some sort of a power struggle, Johnson will definitely come out on top.
There’s also the belief that the addition of this match will “save” the WrestleMania card following the removal of Brock Lesnar from all future creative plans and the CM Punk injury, which was a major blow to WWE’s plans.
The Rock vs Roman Reigns will headline night two of WrestleMania 40 and will be officially announced on Thursday at the press conference in Las Vegas.