- Rhodes was set to face Seth Rollins at WrestleMania in April rather than Reigns
- Plans have, however, now changed, and he will take on Reigns for the WWE title
- The Rock’s inclusion in WrestleMania remains unclear following his heel turn
The Undertaker has slammed The Rock and Cody Rhodes’ WrestleMania plans amid their feud with Roman Reigns.
The build-up to ‘The Show of Shows’ is well underway, with Rhodes stepping down from challenging Roman Reigns last week in favour of The Rock having the match, only for him to change his mind days later.
He revealed at Thursday’s WrestleMania kick-off press conference that he would be challenging Reigns, leading to The Rock siding with his real-life cousin and slapping Rhodes.
It appeared the WWE had done a U-turn on their plans for The Rock to face Reigns and Rhodes Seth Rollins, with fans now waiting in anticipation to see how the matches will be booked going forward.
Speaking on Six Feet Under with Mark Callaway before the press conference, The Undertaker admitted he felt for Rhodes on the back of the show, and revealed he could relate to the star.
The Undertaker has slammed plans surrounding The Rock and Cody Rhodes for WrestleMania
Rhodes (pictured) had stepped aside from acing Reigns, but plans changed and the pair will now face off
The Rock turned heel and sided with Reigns at the WrestleMania kick off press conference
‘That right there was the epitome of being professional,’ The Undertaker began. ‘I was about to turn everything off, but I wanted to hear Cody’s promo.
‘It was great. It was so good, and I was so invested. When he said, “… just not at WrestleMania,” my freaking heart sunk into my stomach because I knew at that moment what was about to happen.’
‘Believe me, money wise having The Rock at WrestleMania against Roman Reigns, come on. Samoan versus Samoan, it’s huge.
‘It might backfire – wrestling fans don’t like a lot of things, in the long run it’s box office, but knowing and being in that situation a couple of times myself, for Cody to go out and do the promo, I felt for him, I felt a knot in my stomach, and he did it like a champ.’
He slapped Rhodes, with the path for ‘The Great One’ at this year’s ‘Mania remaining unclear
Rhodes had been set to challenge Rollins (pictured) for his title before backlash from fans
It remains unclear what The Rock’s inclusion in WrestleMania will be after plans were seemingly once again changed for him to have a match with Reigns.
‘The Great One’ has turned heel – or become a villainous character – on the back of the press conference, and he is expected to be at SmackDown on Friday alongside Reigns.
It is expected that the pair will eventually face off, though that could happen as far as over a year away.