Seth ‘Freakin’ Rollins will battle a mystery opponent at WrestleMania 38, with ‘The Visionary’ taking to Twitter to tease who his potential adversary may be.
One of the leading stories heading into WrestleMania 38 has seen Seth Rollins strive to make it on to the ‘Mania card, having previously failed in outings with AJ Styles and Kevin Owens to take their respective WrestleMania spots vs. Edge and hosting the KO Show with ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin. Rollins, instead, will battle a mystery opponent handpicked by Vince McMahon on the first night of the event.
The leading contender to face the former WWE Champion is, of course, the returning Cody Rhodes. ‘The American Nightmare’ has been heavily involved in the WrestleMania discussions, particularly as Seth Rollins is concerned, ever since his departure from All Elite Wrestling was confirmed. On the night of Friday, 18 March, the former AEW TNT Champion was said to have signed his WWE contract, thus fuelling speculation further.
Taking to Twitter, Rollins has been teasing a number of potential opponents for WrestleMania Saturday, ranging from current WWE Superstars to Hall of Famers to former AEW stars, such as Rhodes himself. Posting a GIF of each star alongside the WrestleMania hashtag, Seth Rollins has left fans reeling as to who’ll be facing him come 2 April.
This started when he posted a GIF of Veer Mahaan, who’s scheduled to finally resurface on the post-‘Mania edition of Raw. Most intriguingly, though, the former Indus Sher man was followed up by GIFs of Shane McMahon and Mustafa Ali. McMahon was reportedly let go by WWE following the Royal Rumble, where he entered as a surprise entrant, but is scheduled to be flown into Dallas for WrestleMania, as noted by PWInsider’s Mike Johnson.
— Seth FREAKIN’ Rollins (@WWERollins) March 31, 2022
As for Ali, the ex-RETRIBUTION member has been involved in a contract dispute for the past few months, as his public request for a release from his contract was ultimately declined by Vince McMahon. He’s not wrestled since losing to Drew McIntyre in two minutes on the 29 October SmackDown broadcast.
Other names teased by Seth Rollins include soon-to-be WWE Hall of Famer Scott Steiner, John Cena, and now-former AEW star, Marko Stunt.