WWE Misjudged Turnout for WrestleMania Kickoff press Conference

Not as many people showed up as expected
Not as many people showed up as expected

WWE was scheduled to create The Rock vs. Roman Reigns official for WrestleMania 40 in April, when they invited them to compete in an open-to-the public media and fan event held on Thursday evening at The T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

The incident

Triple H, Cody Rhodes, World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins, Bianca Belair, and Women’s World Champion Rhea Ripley were also in the ring.

Although the event saw the two wrestlers face off however, they weren’t able to officially announce the match. The match was instead, Cody Rhodes announced he was going to challenge Reigns to win his Undisputed WWE Universal Title at WrestleMania 40.


In the most recent edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer stated that WWE had booked the venue as they thought they’d have an impressive crowd, especially due to The Rock appearing and booked the venue a few weeks back.

Meltzer wrote “As it transpired, they significantly overshot. Despite it being free and Johnson present it was estimated that about 2,000-3,000 people were present, and they were extremely loud.”

There was some speculation WWE might launch WrestleMania 41, which was to be held in Las Vegas, that didn’t take place, as it was because of the media’s strong presence at the town to watch during the Super Bowl and was trying to take advantage of the fact that it was a Super Bowl.

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