The Rock and Roman Reigns face-off set for WrestleMania Kickoff on 2/8 in Las Vegas

WWE announced during Friday night’s SmackDown that WrestleMania Press Event for Thursday, February 8 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV.

On Saturday, WWE released an official announcement that The Rock and Roman Reigns are set for a face-off at the event, which is an official kick off for WrestleMania 40.

Doors will open at 2:30 pm PT, with the event beginning at 4:00 pm PT.

The special event will air live on Peacock and all of WWE’s social media platforms.

Below is the official announcement from WWE containing full details, including ticket information.

The Rock and Roman Reigns set for iconic face-off at WrestleMania XL Kickoff!

STAMFORD, Conn., February 3, 2024 – WWE®, part of TKO Group Holdings (NYSE: TKO), today announced that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Roman Reigns will face off at an open-to-the-public fan and media event – WrestleMania XL Kickoff – live from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas this Thursday, February 8 at 4 p.m. PT.

Doors open at 2:30 p.m. PT.This non-ticketed event, delivered by Pizza Hut, is free for all to attend.

Fans and media will hear from both The Rock and Roman Reigns, as well as WWE Chief Content Officer Paul “Triple H” Levesque. Onsite interview opportunities for media will immediately follow the event with both participants, Cody Rhodes, Seth “Freakin” Rollins, Bianca Belair and Rhea Ripley.

Building on the anticipation for the already-record-breaking WrestleMania XL, Thursday’s event will be hosted by Monday Night Raw commentators Michael Cole and Pat McAfee, and stream live on WWE social and digital channels as well as Peacock.

VIP experiences for WrestleMania XL Kickoff through exclusive partner On Location are available for purchase at

WrestleMania XL takes place across two nights on Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7 at 7 p.m. ET live from Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia and stream live on Peacock in the U.S.

The Rock made a surprise appearance on Friday’s episode in a segment where Cody Rhodes had announced that he was coming after the Universal Championship, but not at this year’s WrestleMania. The segment on the show ended with The Rock and Reigns in a stare down.