The Rock’s Cody Rhodes Confrontation at WrestleMania 40 Kickoff Set Streaming Records

Paul KasabianFeatured Columnist IIFebruary 10, 2024

SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO - MAY 06: Cody Rhodes enters the ring during the WWE Backlash at Coliseo de Puerto Rico José Miguel Agrelot on May 06, 2023 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.(Photo by Gladys Vega/ Getty Images)

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The Rock’s confrontation with Cody Rhodes at the WrestleMania XL Kickoff special event in Las Vegas set numerous viewing benchmarks, per WWE head of creative Triple H.

Triple H @TripleH

Thank you to everyone who watched the #WrestleMania XL Kickoff. The Road to @WrestleMania is just getting started…

This showdown wasn’t short on drama, and it ended with The Rock slapping Rhodes, who has officially challenged Roman Reigns to the WWE Undisputed Universal Championship.

WrestleMania XL will be a two-day event on Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7 at Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field.

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