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Cody Rhodes Vs Seth Rollins Set For WrestleMania Backlash

Cody Rhodes & Seth Rollins

It has been announced that Cody Rhodes and Seth Rollins will be going to war one more time at WrestleMania Backlash.

After Rhodes and Rollins tore the house down at WrestleMania 38, the pair have agreed to run in back in Providence, Rhode Island on May 8th.

At WrestleMania 38, Cody Rhodes appeared as Seth Rollins mystery opponent. Rollins had spent weeks in the run up to the event attempting to get a match on the card to no avail. However, he eventually secured a meeting with Vince McMahon and was granted a match against an opponent of McMahon’s choosing.

Come show night, the lights dimmed and Rollins’ opponent was revealed to be Cody Rhodes, who returned to WWE after six years away. The two men threw everything at each other before Rhodes eventually grabbed the win.

The next night on Monday Night Raw, Rhodes explained that he was aiming to win the WWE Championship, before being joined in the ring by Rollins. Although fans may have expected fireworks, the two simply shook hands and left the ring.

On April 11th, Rhodes appeared on Miz TV where he discussed his rivalry with Rollins, before defeating Miz in a match. After scoring the win, Rollins entered the ring and asked “Mr Nightmare” whether he would face him in a rematch. The former AEW star quickly agreed to the match, and it was later made official.

The win against Miz means that Rhodes remained undefeated since returning to WWE.

To date, only one other bout has been confirmed for WrestleMania Backlash and that is also a rematch from Dallas, Texas. After being defeated by Charlotte Flair at WrestleMania, Ronda Rousey will again challenge for the SmackDown Women’s Championship, this time in an “I Quit” Match.