Why Is Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson Not in the WWE Hall of Fame?

Published 02/20/2022, 9:30 AM EST

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is a name that every WWE fan is aware of. His legacy in WWE is something very special. From making his debut in 1996 to date, The Rock has been a major attraction for the WWE Universe.

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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is the Sixth Triple Crown Champion. He won the WWE Championship 8 times, WCW Championship twice, WWF Intercontinental Championship twice, WWF Tag Team Championship five times, and the Royal Rumble once.

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Not only the championships, but his electrifying promos also have a special place in the hearts of the fans. But even after having such an astonishing career, The Rock isn’t a WWE Hall of Famer yet. But why? Do you know the reason behind this?

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Why is Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson not in the WWE Hall of Fame?

Eventually, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will be in the WWE Hall of Fame. But there is a reason The Rock is still not a WWE Hall of Famer.

This is because, in an interview with Digital Spy in 2014, The Rock claimed he feels it is better for him to get inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame after he retires. He still wanted to wrestle inside the squared circle in WWE. And he might have at least one more match against Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 39.

The Rock told Digital Spy, “That would be great, sure, but I would have to speak to Vince [McMahon] first.”

He added, “I’m not quite too sure if… am I allowed to be inducted in and still come back to wrestle? I don’t know. We’ll see!”

Though Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has not competed in WWE for over five years primarily because of his Hollywood schedule, fans can expect him to appear once again in WWE.

He last competed in a WWE match at WrestleMania 32. On that night, he defeated Erick Rowan in just six seconds. Though later he appeared on WWE television, he did not compete in any match.

Is The Rock going to battle Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 39?

Presently, there are several reports that say that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will face Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 39. This is a feud the fans will love to see given the relationship between Reigns and The Rock.

But there is no official confirmation of this yet. However, it looks like this match may not happen. Dwayne Johnson is expected to start filming for back-to-back Red Notice sequels in early 2023.

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If the two schedules clash, then it is most likely that The Rock will choose Hollywood over WWE. This could be a huge blow for all the WWE fans who wanted to see The Rock in action at WrestleMania 39.

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But his love for WWE and the WWE Universe will always be there. And you can always expect the unexpected. And ‘The Most Electrifying Man in Sports Entertainment‘ might make an appearance, if not compete at WrestleMania 39.

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Shouvik Nath

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Shouvik Nath is a WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. Having completed his graduation from St.Xavier’s College, Shouvik wished to follow his passion for pro wrestling.

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