Although Cody Rhodes will not face Roman Reigns at WrestleMania, having graciously handed that opportunity to The Rock, Rhodes will still get his “WrestleMania moment” in a pre-show match against NXT standout Baron Corbin.
Fans of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) feared that Rhodes had made a mistake by stepping aside, but the newly inked contract for a match against Corbin proves them wrong.
WWE is billing Rhodes-Corbin as “Once in a Lifetime,” even though the two have wrestled each other 139 times previously on a house show tour.
Whereas WrestleMania will be headlined by The Rock and Roman Reigns, Rhodes prefers to remain an underdog on the undercard.
“I’m the son of a son of a plumber,” said Rhodes, “so I know hard times.”
As part of the WrestleMania pre-show, the match will be held at 6:45am on the Tuesday preceding the main event.