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Backstage News On The Rock’s Heel Turn

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Below are some top WWE & AEW news stories of the day, including an update on The Rock.

• At the WrestleMania 40 Kickoff press conference in Las Vegas, a surprising twist occurred as The Rock, after two decades, embraced a villainous persona, aligning with Roman Reigns and publicly disrespecting Cody Rhodes by slapping him.

In the lead-up to the event, fans anticipated a main event between Reigns and The Rock, generating significant online support for Rhodes and animosity towards The Rock.

Despite this, The Rock maintained his usual fan-friendly demeanor on social media and at the press event, seemingly unfazed by the negative reactions.

Here’s what the Wrestling Observer reported about The Rock’s heel turn:

“The goal with The Rock acting like he was perplexed with the boos, pretending they weren’t happening and doing his usual shtick was to build to his heel turn and shock people when he sided with Roman Reigns.”

• WWE stars Bayley and Naomi met AEW star Britt Baker and soon-to-be AEW star Mercedes Mone (Sasha Banks) at last night’s Super Bowl.

Below are the photos:

Britt Baker Bayley Super Bowl 2024

Bayley Naomi Britt Baker Sasha Banks Mercedes Mone Super Bowl 2024

• Vital Vegas reported the following about WrestleMania 41 in 2025:

“Early word: WrestleMania is coming back to Las Vegas, announcement anticipated soon. This will be the first WrestleMania in Las Vegas since IX in 1993 at Caesars Palace.”

WWE recently held the WrestleMania 40 Kickoff press conference in Las Vegas.

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