The WWE Wrestlemania 40 Kickoff press conference took place on Thursday night in Las Vegas, NV at the T-Mobile arena. Cody Rhodes chose Roman Reigns as his opponent for Wrestlemania but the event ended without a match being confirmed for world heavyweight champion Seth Rollins.
Rollins spoke to FoxNews.com after the event and here are the highlights…
The Rock trying to get the main event spot at Wrestlemania: “It’s just what happens when powerful people exert their power. They just think they do whatever they want and get away with it and that sucks. It just sucks. I don’t know any other way to put it. I guess it (resulted) in Cody getting what he wanted. We’ll figure out what’s next for the World Heavyweight title. But Cody said it best. It’s bulls—-. It feels pretty gross to me.”
Cody choosing Reigns for Wrestlemania: “I sold Cody on this title because I believe in this title and I do think because of Roman Reigns’ lack of independence, for lack of a better term, that this title is more prestigious and means more,” he said. “Especially, going forward, if Roman Reigns keeps his title, this one is only going to get bigger. But I understand where he’s coming from. I never faulted him for wanting to finish the story – it meant so much to him. I understand why he made the decision, and it is what it is and that’s his prerogative as the winner of the Royal Rumble. I don’t know why those idiots thought that was their decision to make.”
Rock coming back as a member of the TKO board of directors: “The last time he came around, I don’t like (CM) Punk but he did the same thing to Punk, kinda came in and took his main event and did it two years in a row with some very not-so-memorable matches with John Cena. But yeah, now coming back, on the board of directors, like I said man, it feels like gross. I don’t like it. I feel like we gotta do something about it. Just don’t know what that next step is going to be.”