8-Time WWE Champion to Replace Cody Rhodes as Roman Reigns’ Opponent at WrestleMania 40? Exploring the Possibility

8-Time WWE Champion to Replace Cody Rhodes as Roman Reigns' Opponent at WrestleMania 40? Exploring the Possibility

It seems like has the two main event matches of 40 set in stone, with vs. likely being the headliner of the entire weekend. They might wrap up Night 2 again while and close out Night 1.

These are probably the two biggest matches WWE can book right now, so it makes sense for them to come to fruition. However, what if CM Punk wins the 2024 Men's Match and chooses to face Roman Reigns instead? This would be a massive twist, but there is a good reason.

The Tribal Chief is a few months away from surpassing 's record title reign of 1,474 days. Roman will do so if he remains the Undisputed WWE Universal Champion until at least September 2024. So, with Roman Reigns on the verge of unparalleled history, he will have to win at WrestleMania 40.

Cody Rhodes has been earmarked to face The Tribal Chief at WrestleMania 40 since losing at The Show of Shows this year. However, another defeat would destroy his credibility after the Stamford-based promotion did well to preserve it over the past year.

CM Punk can afford to lose at WrestleMania 40, with his story revolving around main-eventing The Show of Shows. He gets to achieve the opposite of Roman Reigns, even if it ends in defeat. As a result, it might be wise to pit the two against each other in April 2024, while Cody Rhodes and Seth Rollins have other opponents.