WrestleMania Kickoff took place in Las Vegas and turned into a wild and intense event when The Rock slapped Cody Rhodes in the face during an on-stage confrontation. Roman Reigns addressed the crowd and announced that he will be facing off against Dwayne Johnson in Philadelphia, asserting that it is his decision and there is nothing Cody can do about it. The Rock then appeared and took the microphone, proclaiming that regardless of people's opinions, they will respect the controversial matchup. He explained that both he and Roman come from The Bloodline, a group of Samoan families with an illustrious wrestling history. However, Cody was not pleased with this arrangement and called it "bulls***." He argued that as the Royal Rumble winner, he deserves the right to face Roman. Insults were exchanged about each other's families, and tensions escalated until The Rock punched Cody in the mouth. The situation further intensified when The Rock confronted Triple H, WWE's chief content officer, demanding that he do something about Cody's disrespect. Eventually, the WWE sided with Cody and confirmed that he would indeed face Roman at WrestleMania 40. Fans are now in disbelief as The Rock has aligned himself with The Bloodline.