Roman Reigns Reveals the Ideal Event to Bring Back the Rock to WWE

Published 01/20/2021, 6:30 AM EST
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – JULY 13: Roman Reigns and Dwayne Johnson attend the Premiere Of Universal Pictures’ “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw” at Dolby Theatre on July 13, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)


A WrestleMania battle between Roman Reigns and The Rock has been an industry dream match for a while. However, WWE has never hinted towards this becoming a reality.

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During an interview, Roman Reigns revealed which WrestleMania would be perfect for a match against his cousin.

Recently, WWE announced that WrestleMania 39 will travel to Hollywood. Hence, ‘The Tribal Chief’ believes that the ideal situation will be to bring the biggest box office attraction [Dwayne Johnson] to WrestleMania 39.

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There’s not a huge chance of The Rock returning at WrestleMania; however, the WWE audience has been clinging onto the dream since he left the company to pursue other interests.

Does The Rock want to face ‘The Tribal Chief’?

Dwayne Johnson has previously expressed that if ‘The Rock’ was ever to return to the squared circle, a match against Reigns would be the best way to go. However, he does not want to associate himself with WrestleMania again because Vince McMahon will tie him to the events that follow.

He might be interested in returning for one WrestleMania; however, he doesn’t want to make it an annual occurrence for the years that follow. In such circumstances, the dream match might never happen.

Possible reason WWE is not making the dream match happen

WWE and Vince McMahon might not want to book Roman Reigns and The Rock for a match soon because of arena issues.

A match between the two Superstars will break the box office. Considering the fact that regulations allow only a limited number of fans inside arenas following COVID-19, it’s not a good idea to capitalize on this match.

It’s possible that by the time WrestleMania 39 comes around, everything will go back to normal. That’s when WWE can book this match and allow fans to fill up the stadium to capacity.

What are Dwayne Johnson and Roman Reigns currently doing?

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Currently, The Rock is preparing for his latest NBC sitcom ‘Young Rock’. This sitcom will give the audience an insight into his childhood and his family background.

Roman Reigns is in a storyline involving Kevin Owens and Adam Pearce. He will face Kevin Owens at Royal Rumble 2021 after Pearce bowed out because of an injury. As a WWE official, he selected his own replacement.

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Shuvangi Sen Chaudhury

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Shuvangi is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. She has over 1000 published WWE articles and also has experience in content operations with Forbes. Having completed her undergraduation from Royal Holloway, University of London, Shuvangi is closely aligned to the fitness industry, having amateur skills levels in tennis and basketball while rowing at a regatta level.

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