Rumors surrounding Dwayne Johnson possibly returning to WWE have come up time and again for years. Fans have wanted to see him back in a wrestling ring ever since he wrestled John Cena at WrestleMania XXIX.
But these rumors have grown in more recent years as his cousin Roman Reigns ascended to the top of the company and after the two worked together in one of Johnson’s films, Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw.
Unfortunately for fans wanting to see Reigns vs. Rock, it doesn’t look like Johnson will be appearing at WrestleMania 39 this year. He might appear next year at WrestleMania 40, but that’s a long way off and no one knows how things will change between now and then.
And yet, more and more people want Dwayne Johnson to return ‘home’ to pro wrestling, including his family.
Dwayne Johnson’s inspired others to enter wrestling, says Tamina Snuka
Tamina Snuka, who also considers Dwayne Johnson to be part of her extended family, spoke to Insider recently and explained that Johnson should come back to wrestling because “it’s what he was born to do.”
“All of us, including his mama, want him to come back. I feel like everybody wants him to return. It’s what you were made to do, and born to do. Wrestling is a love.
Dwayne’s a huge mentor, you know, because when I first started, it was because of him. He’s a huge example. The way he is in interviews, that’s really him — he’s really that funny person. He’s that loving man, that husband, and he is that father. Like, his girls are crazy about their dad. You see him as a character, you see him as a superstar at WWE.
It’s all these different things, but he’s an entrepreneur. He could probably become the next president for crying out loud, and I’m proud of him. You can never repay anybody back for any of that for the kind of love that they show you.”
According to cagematch.net, Dwayne Johnson wrestled in 854 matches between his debut in 1996 and in 2016. His last officially-recognized match was a six-second match against Eric Rowan at WrestleMania 32.
h/t Fightful for the transcription