On a recent edition of his “Tuesday with The Taskmaster” podcast, former AAA booker Kevin Sullivan speculated about the potential headliner matches for WrestleMania 40, assuming Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson doesn’t compete.
According to the former booker, CM Punk vs. Seth Rollins and Cody Rhodes vs. Roman Reigns are the likely frontrunners to main event WrestleMania 40.
You can check out some highlights from the podcast below:
On the primary bouts for WrestleMania 40: “I think you’re gonna end up seeing Cody and Roman as the main event, and I like the idea of Seth ‘Freakin Rollins against Punk for Night 1. I think they’ve already started telling the story for [Punk versus Rollins] by holding them back, giving each other the finger, causing sh*t backstage … I think that will be it.”
On the dynamics behind a Punk/Rollins match: “He left with some stink on him. Rollins is going to pick on that, and that may be the angle of the main event. But if Punk’s put in there with anybody else, I think he’d get some heat on himself. Even as great as he is, it’s like when Cody didn’t win at WrestleMania , people were really mad. But when he wins, the pop is going to be so much bigger.”
On the current WWE roster: “Everybody talks about the Attitude Era, but have they ever had a lineup like this in WWE? Ever?. It’s crazy. I’m not gonna say it’s only him, but Hunter has done an amazing job.”
On Triple H learning from Vince McMahon: “Hunter learned from Vince many years ago that business is business, and they’re really [different]. I’ve never seen a company [as hot as current WWE]. WCW was a very slow slide. Tony Khan was the new guy on the block, AEW had all the hype on social media … it’s like it’s non-existent.”