WWE News: Plan For Roman Reigns vs. Cody Rhodes At WrestleMania 39, WWE To Hold Two PLEs In May 2023
WWE Plan For Roman Reigns vs. Cody Rhodes At WrestleMania 39
Cody Rhodes won the 2023 Royal Rumble match and earned the right to challenge Roman Reigns for the Universal Championship at WrestleMania 39. However, some fans speculated that Sami Zayn’s recent popularity as a face and his storyline with Reigns could lead to him being added to the match. As of now, there are no plans for Zayn to be included in the championship match.
Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter has reported that Cody Rhodes vs Roman Reigns will main event the second night of WrestleMania Hollywood. He also noted WWE has not yet finalized Night One main event but currently, Charlotte Flair vs Rhea Ripley for the SmackDown Women’s Championship is the favorite to main event.
”Reigns vs. Rhodes is expected to headline the second night. There is no decision on the main event past an internal feeling that Charlotte Flair vs. Rhea Ripley right now is the favorite. If there is Usos vs. Zayn & Kevin Owens, one would think that would be the other favorite.”
WWE To Hold Two Premium Live Events in May 2023
Reports have emerged detailing WWE’s upcoming premium live event plans after WrestleMania 39. The company is expected to stage two major shows in May 2023, both of which are familiar to wrestling fans.
Wrestlenomics’ Brandon Thurston revealed in an exclusive video for Patreon members that WWE’s Backlash will take place on May 6. It appears that the WrestleMania branding will be removed from the premium live event’s title, and there are rumors that it may be held in Saudi Arabia based on previous booking-related reports.
In addition, Thurston announced that WWE’s King and Queen of the Ring is scheduled for May 27. The company recently filed a trademark for the same name, hinting at its inclusion in the premium live event lineup.