WrestleMania XL night one press conference notes: The Rock speaks, Cargill/Belair/Naomi, Roman Reigns

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With night one of WrestleMania XL in the books, talents who were on the card took to the podium to field questions from members of the media. 

Below are highlights from the scrum that took place during the near hour-and-a-half session: 

The Rock

  • He felt great after the main event match with himself, Roman Reigns, Cody Rhodes and Seth Rollins. He said the people he was in the ring with are the best. Looking back at his training for the match, Rock said in addition to WWE sending rings to California and Hawaii, there was a ring sent to Georgia. 
  • He stated that he might be making more appearances in the future. 
  • The Rock thinks Paul ‘Triple H’ Levesque has done great in his role. He recounted a chat he had with Levesque on the day of WrestleMania XL and does not want to share too many details, but it was a special night for Levesque. 
  • When Johnson showed up on SmackDown in September 2023, that was when plans were officially in motion for him to face Roman Reigns. 

Bianca Belair, Jade Cargill & Naomi

  • Belair spoke about representation in wrestling. She reiterated comments she made on The Pivot podcast about having multiple representatives that can inspire the next generation and not just having one singular representative. 
  • Naomi looked back on her start in wrestling. She got into it because she learned that WWE was actively searching for more minority talent. Even when she was on the roster, it felt like the representation was not really there although it was there. 
  • Cargill stated that the first person who reached out when she signed was Bianca Belair. People try to pin them against one another but they have their own respective purpose. 

Roman Reigns

  • Sharing the ring with The Rock is something he’s been dreaming about his entire life and did not think it was a possibility. Reigns added that it’s a dream to be out there with any of his relatives. 

Rhea Ripley 

  • She spoke about her connection to ‘Motionless In White’ who performed her to the ring. 
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