WWE is still locking in its long-term plans for the first few months of 2023 and that includes which matches will serve as the main event of both nights of WrestleMania 39 in April.
It’s been noted in various reports that WWE wants to have its WrestleMania plans for top matches locked down by mid-January. That includes commitments from top stars such as John Cena, The Rock, and Steve Austin regarding whether they plan to be part of the year’s biggest event.
Cena is committed and just needs to finalize his schedule, as he will be filming a movie in February and March.
The Big Match
WrestlingNews.co reports that they have been told that The Rock is still not locked in for WrestleMania. If The Rock can’t do the match with Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns, the current plan is for Cody Rhodes to challenge Reigns for the Universal Championship.
WWE wants to get The Rock committed before the Royal Rumble because it sets things in motion for Mania.
The report noted that the current plan for the main event matches for WrestleMania will see Seth Rollins vs. Drew McIntyre or Cody Rhodes for the WWE Title on the first night, while night two will be Reigns vs. The Rock or Rhodes.
As of this writing, it’s not clear how the company will split the WWE Championship and Universal Championship before WrestleMania 39, but WWE wants to have a top title for each brand heading into the summer.