Cody Rhodes and Seth Rollins will face off for a second time at the WrestleMania Backlash Premium Live Event.
The match was made official on the April 11th edition of Monday Night Raw. Cody Rhodes was scheduled to face The Miz in Rhodes’ first Raw match in over 6 years. However, shortly before the bell rang, Seth Rollins would hit and The Visionary would make his way to ringside.
Cody Rhodes would defeat The Miz via pinfall after hitting a Cross Rhodes onto The A lister. After the match, Seth Rollins would make his way to the ring with a microphone in hand. Rollins referenced that Cody’s return at WrestleMania was a surprise, so no preparation could be made. The former Universal Champion then challenged the returning Raw star to a rematch, which Rhodes accepted.
At WrestleMania 38, The American Nightmare made the surprising return to WWE after departing All Elite Wrestling in February 2022. Rhodes would be Rollins’ surprise opponent on night one of the show and defeated The Visionary in what was Rhodes’ first match back in WWE in over 6 years.
Cody Rhodes vs. Seth Rollins is the second match confirmed for WrestleMania Backlash. The other announced match is also a rematch from WrestleMania. Ronda Rousey will challenge Charlotte Flair for the SmackDown Women’s Championship for a second time. However, the rematch will be fought under “I Quit” rules.
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