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Cody Rhodes lay spreadeagled in the ring after a vertical suplex. Roman Reigns went for an early pindown. One, two… and Rhodes kicked out.

The deafening roar of the over 72,000 spectators suggested that the main event of Wrestlemania XL was far from over. World Wrestling Entertainment’s (WWE) undisputed universal championship was at stake. A gripping drama would soon unfold in the packed Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.

John Cena would make a surprise entry and slam Reigns. Another legend, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, would then arrive and put Cena down with a “Rock Bottom”, his signature move. And soon, …


Abhishek Dey

Abhishek Dey is an independent journalist based in New Delhi. He writes on politics and policy. When he is not reading or writing, he is hooked on pro wrestling.