WWE Reportedly Has A “Mystery Slot” Planned For WrestleMania 40

WWE has something special planned for their upcoming WrestleMania 40 event, but plans are being kept under wraps for the time being. 

WrestleMania 40 will be the promotion’s fifth two-night WrestleMania, a tradition that began in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The show will take place on April 6 and April 7 from Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA. 

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John Cena & Steve Austin on Raw

During the March 25, edition of WWE Monday Night Raw, The Rock battered Cody Rhodes in the closing moments of the show, leaving the American Nightmare in a bloody heap.

 During the assault, production trucks were seen in the background bearing the faces of John Cena and ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin. This immediately led to speculation that either (or perhaps both) could play a role at WrestleMania 40. 

A WrestleMania Mystery

In the latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer addresses the rumors of Cena and/or Austin being part of the WrestleMania 40 main event. He was “told not to read into that regarding the main events.”

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While Cena and Austin may not interfere with the main event of the show, it appears something is in the works for WrestleMania 40. Meltzer writes that there is said to be a “mystery slot” on the card for the show. It is currently unclear if this is for Cena or somebody else.

WrestleMania Plans

John Cena is eager to appear at WrestleMania but has kept coy about whether there are any plans for him at the show. While it had been thought that the filming of Peacemaker season two could keep him off of WrestleMania, the hit series is expected to film after WrestleMania 40. 

As for Austin, it has been said that his role at WrestleMania is more likely to hinge on what he feels comfortable doing. The Texas Rattlesnake made an impressive return to the ring at WrestleMania 38: Saturday to defeat Kevin Owens. 

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