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WWE WrestleMania 38 notes: Planned Cody Rhodes opponent, more expected matches

Dave Meltzer reported that Seth Rollins is the targeted opponent if Rhodes signs.
WWE WrestleMania 38

There are several matches planned for WWE WrestleMania 38 that have yet to be announced. 

Dave Meltzer noted in the most recent Wrestling Observer Newsletter that three additional matches from those already announced are likely to take place. There are also tentative plans in place for a match involving Cody Rhodes, should he sign with the promotion in time. 

While it's still uncertain if Rhodes will sign with WWE, creative plans had been laid out which included a match at WrestleMania against Seth Rollins.

"[WWE's creative team] were told this week to hold off on working on Rhodes vs. Rollins until Rhodes signs the contract because they had already worked on it and then had to stop everything when they weren’t sure if Rhodes was coming. But it was not a dead deal," he wrote.

Although WWE has yet to officially announce it, Finn Balor is expected to defend his newly won United States Championship against the former champion, Damian Priest. 

SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos are also scheduled to defend their titles against Shinsuke Nakamura and Rick Boogs. 

A women's battle royal is listed for WrestleMania as well, although it has yet to be officially announced. 

It is also expected that a fourth team will be added to the WWE Women's Tag Team Championship match. Natalya is planned to be a member of the fourth team, although a partner has yet to be determined. 

The current announced lineup for WrestleMania 38 is as follows:

Night one (Saturday, April 2) --

  • SmackDown Women's Champion Charlotte Flair defends against Ronda Rousey
  • Raw Women's Champion Becky Lynch defends against Bianca Belair
  • Rey & Dominik Mysterio vs. The Miz & Logan Paul
  • Drew McIntyre vs. Happy Corbin
  • KO Show with "Stone Cold" Steve Austin

Night two (Sunday, April 3) --

  • Winner-take-all championship unification match: WWE Champion Brock Lesnar vs. Universal Champion Roman Reigns
  • Pat McAfee vs. Austin Theory
  • Sami Zayn vs. Johnny Knoxville
  • AJ Styles vs. Edge
  • WWE Women's Tag Team Champions Carmella & Zelina Vega defend against Sasha Banks & Naomi and Rhea Ripley & Liv Morgan