• Some People Backstage Want WWE To Change The WrestleMania 39 Main Event
Cody Rhodes won the 2023 Men’s Royal Rumble match to earn an Undisputed WWE Universal Championship match in the main event of WrestleMania 39.
Also at the Royal Rumble, Sami Zayn turned on Roman Reigns and then got beat down by The Bloodline.
The Roman-Sami angle was talked about more than Cody’s Royal Rumble victory.
Due to how hot the Bloodline story is, some people backstage want WWE to change the WrestleMania Hollywood main event from Roman Reigns vs. Cody Rhodes to Roman Reigns vs. Sami Zayn.
Here’s what the Wrestling Observer reported about it:
“The issue got so hot that from a fans perspective, Reigns-Zayn and really a title change for the singles belt would have been the perfect climax to the angle.
This was acknowledged by a few internally that they didn’t see coming in how hot this would be, and it should be changed.
However, we were also told that neither Vince McMahon nor Paul Levesque saw Zayn as a guy who could headline WrestleMania and that the scenario of Zayn challenging in Montreal and moving it to WrestleMania because he got hot, which WWE did previously for Kofi Kingston when he got hot and got the spot planned for (Kevin) Owens in 2019 was not going to happen.”
Reigns vs. Zayn is currently scheduled to main event this month’s Elimination Chamber 2023 premium live event.
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (February 3, 2000) – WWF SmackDown!
On this day in 2000, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF SmackDown!’.
It was pre-taped at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan and featured pre-taped matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF No Way Out 2000’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
WWF Intercontinental Title: Chris Jericho vs. Gangrel
X-Pac vs. Dean Malenko
WWF World Women’s Title: Jacqueline vs. Harvey Wippleman
Kurt Angle vs. Tazz vs. The Rock
The New Age Outlaws vs. Eddie Guerrero & Perry Saturn
Al Snow & Steve Blackman vs. The Hollys
Rikishi vs. Big Show
Triple H vs. Chris Benoit