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CM Punk and Brock Lesnar causing DOMINO EFFECT for WrestleMania XL

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The landscape of WrestleMania XL is undergoing significant changes, with CM Punk and Brock Lesnar at the heart of a cascading series of alterations.

These developments are reshaping the event’s card in unexpected ways, highlighting the unpredictable nature of professional wrestling.

WWE News: The Impact of Injuries and Allegations

CM Punk’s recent injury, a torn triceps, has led to the cancellation of his highly anticipated match against Seth Rollins. This unfortunate turn of events has necessitated a reevaluation of the WrestleMania XL lineup.

Similarly, Brock Lesnar’s removal from the men’s Royal Rumble match adds another layer of complexity. Lesnar’s absence, prompted by recent allegations against Vince McMahon by former WWE employee Janel Grant, has forced WWE to scrap plans for Lesnar, including his matches against Dominik Mysterio at Elimination Chamber: Perth and GUNTHER at WrestleMania XL.

WWE News: WrestleMania XL’s Shifting Sands

Despite these upheavals, the main event featuring Cody Rhodes vs. Roman Reigns II remains on track. This match is poised to capture the audience’s attention, underscoring WWE’s ability to adapt and reconfigure its premier event in the face of unforeseen challenges.

Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Radio notes, “That’s the plan, unless they change the plan,” highlighting the fluid situation surrounding WrestleMania XL’s lineup.

The domino effect caused by Punk and Lesnar’s situations underscores the interconnectedness of WWE’s planning. As Meltzer points out, the original plans for WrestleMania XL have undergone significant changes, first due to Lesnar’s situation and now again with Punk’s injury.


  • What caused the changes to the WrestleMania XL card?
    • CM Punk’s injury and allegations against Vince McMahon affecting Brock Lesnar’s participation have necessitated changes.
  • Is the main event for WrestleMania XL still Cody Rhodes vs. Roman Reigns II?
    • Yes, as of now, Cody Rhodes vs. Roman Reigns II remains the planned main event.
  • Will Brock Lesnar participate in WrestleMania XL?
    • Plans for Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania XL have been scrapped due to the recent developments.
  • Where and when is WrestleMania XL scheduled?
    • WrestleMania XL is scheduled for April 6-7 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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