As seen during the January 22nd 2024 edition of WWE RAW, there was a verbal confrontation between CM Punk and Cody Rhodes leading up to the Royal Rumble PLE. Punk and Cody are currently the betting odds favorites to win the Rumble match.
In regards to Cody’s creative direction for Wrestlemania 40, Justin Barrasso of SI.com noted the following…
“Multiple sources close to WWE Head of Creative Paul ‘Triple H’ Levesque have indicated that Rhodes will not headline this year’s event, nor will he ‘finish his story’ at Wrestlemania. But there is still a new chapter to write with a marquee matchup to be had… against CM Punk.”
Also on RAW, a match was teased between world heavyweight champion Seth Rollins and Intercontinental champion Gunther if Rollins is recovered in time from his injury.