Philadelphia is set to host the grandest stage of them all, WrestleMania 40, at Lincoln Financial Field on April 6 and 7 in 2024. The event promises to be a spectacle of epic proportions, with tickets going on sale this Friday.
WWE superstar Cody Rhodes shared his excitement and anticipation for the open-air stadium event. “It’s kind of scary in a fun way,” he admitted. Known for his pre-match jitters, Rhodes confessed that he remains a “nervous wrestler” until he steps into the ring and shakes off the nerves.
Action News reporter and wrestling enthusiast TaRhonda Thomas had an exclusive interview with Rhodes as part of the promotional tour for WrestleMania. Thomas was left speechless during her interaction with ‘The American Nightmare’, who is no stranger to such reactions given his thrilling performances in front of sell-out crowds.
Rhodes carries forward the legacy of WWE legend Dusty Rhodes, his father who was a three-time world champion and WWE Hall of Famer. Embracing this legacy as both pressure and responsibility, Cody expressed his ambition to surpass even his father’s greatness.
While it remains uncertain whether Rhodes will get a shot at the WWE Championship at WrestleMania 40, he certainly hopes so. He envisions an arena filled with screaming fans cheering him on during what promises to be two unforgettable nights of wrestling mania.
Philadelphia holds special significance for Cody Rhodes; it became his favorite place to fight nearly a decade ago after an electrifying match at Wells Fargo in 2013 which he describes as “lightning in a bottle.”
Beyond its entertainment value, WrestleMania also brings significant economic benefits for its host cities. According to Rhodes, last year’s WrestleMania generated $250 million in economic impact for Los Angeles. Philadelphia is now gearing up for what could potentially be an even bigger windfall from hosting WrestleMania 40 – touted by Cody himself as “the biggest WrestleMania of all time.”