The road to WrestleMania 40 is starting soon, which means WWE must start planning on how to build to the top matches on the card. This includes the two expected main events, pitting Roman Reigns against Cody Rhodes and Seth Rollins against CM Punk.
This means either one of Punk or Rhodes will win the 2024 Royal Rumble Match, with the other finding an alternative path to the main event of WrestleMania. While the Elimination Chamber makes perfect sense for this, there is another way. In fact, it may provide WWE with the solution to a pressing issue.
Either CM Punk or Cody Rhodes can win the Money in the Bank contract from Damian Priest before cashing it in ahead of time for WrestleMania 40. The Straight Edge Superstar would be the better option for this, while The American Nightmare wins the Rumble instead.
Rhodes feuded with The Judgment Day earlier this year, so it wouldn't be wise to pit him against Damian Priest again. Meanwhile, Punk could get into a rivalry with the heel faction, having defeated Dominik Mysterio at Madison Square Garden. WWE Live Events can be an indicator for future storylines at times.
This can ultimately lead to Priest getting kicked out of The Judgment Day for being a “failure,” leading to a huge match against Finn Balor at WrestleMania 40.