WWE Planning to Bring Back Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson at Survivor Series 2021 for a Major Celebration!

Published 08/18/2021, 1:22 AM EDT
MIAMI GARDENS, FL – APRIL 1: Dwayne ”The Rock” Johnson looks on during his match against John Cena during WrestleMania XXVIII at Sun Life Stadium on April 1, 2012 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Ron Elkman/Sports Imagery/Getty Images)


From last year, WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns started to claim himself as the “Tribal Chief.” Since then, fans have wanted to see WWE icon and Reigns’ cousin Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson come back to WWE and teach Reigns a lesson.

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As WWE has not confirmed or denied anything, the rumors of The Rock’s return have been coming up frequently since last year. Now that, fellow WWE icon and Hollywood Superstar, John Cena has come back to WWE, ‘The Great One‘ also might not be so far behind.

Various reports stated that WWE will be arranging a showdown between both the Samoan athletes next year at WrestleMania 38 in Dallas. However, according to Andrew Zarian, the rivalry will begin from this year’s Survivor Series.

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Zarian noted on his Mat Men Podcast the, The Rock is expected to return at Survivor Series 2021 in November at Barclays Center. Then, he will take a similar route to Cena as he will be appearing on both RAW and SmackDown to build up the match.

On the other hand, USA Network officials want him to appear on the post-Survivor Series edition of RAW. We will have to see whether the most electrifying superstar wrestles at SS or just appears to confront Reigns.

Interestingly, it would have a historical significance as well. 25 years ago, The Rock made his in-ring debut at Survivor Series in Madison Square Garden and secured the win for his team.

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The Rock last appeared in WWE in 2019

The Great One announced his retirement from pro wrestling on August 3, 2019. Ahead of this, he had an impromptu match with Wyatt Family member Erick Rowan at WrestleMania 32.

He defeated Rowan in six seconds and set the record for the fastest win in WrestleMania history. His last appearance for WWE was in 2019 when he came back to SmackDown to celebrate the Blue Brand’s 20th anniversary.

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He cut a promo with Becky Lynch and attacked King Corbin. After this, The Rock focused on his Hollywood career. But he still gave out Throwbacks to his pro wrestling career on social media.

Last year, The Rock appeared at Impact Wrestling’s Bound For Glory with a recorded video message. He inducted long-time friend and pro wrestling rival Ken Shamrock into the Impact Hall of Fame.

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The Rock is known to ‘humble’ people. Hence, it would be interesting to see how he does the same to his cousin Roman Reigns. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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Angana Roy

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Angana Roy is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, having published more than 800 professional wrestling articles. She is currently pursuing higher studies in English language and literature from the University of Calcutta and has over three years of experience in journalism. As a life-long fan of the sports entertainment brand of pro-wrestling, her work consists of live coverage of weekly shows, PPVs, speculating the future course of storylines and everything in between.

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