Paul Heyman has laid bare his feelings and those of the WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns in regard to a potential WrestleMania showdown with The Rock.
Ever since Reigns returned to WWE after a short hiatus at SummerSlam 2020, his new attitude and allegiance with Special Counsel Paul Heyman has turned The Big Dog into The Tribal Chief and has assured him of his place sitting at the head of WWE’s table.
Now Paul Heyman has spoken exclusively to Inside The Ropes’ very own Kenny McIntosh for issue 10 of Inside The Ropes magazine. During the conversation, Heyman addressed the rumours surrounding a match with The Rock as well as addressing whether or not Reigns’ cousin sits at his table.
The inimitable Heyman explained:
“Well, you ask multiple questions in one diatribe, so I’ll try to answer them as succinctly as possible. One, Rock schmock. Who doesn’t want to main event WrestleMania against Roman Reigns? Anybody who says they wouldn’t be interested in a WrestleMania main event is lying to you. Anybody who suggests they wouldn’t be interested in the WrestleMania main event against Roman Reigns is lying to you.”
“Roman Reigns is the most dominant WrestleMania main eventer in history. And Rock is just one of many people who are clamouring to step into the ring with Roman Reigns at any time, especially at WrestleMania.”
Fans of SmackDown have already seen both of Reigns’ other cousins The Usos come round to the family way of thinking as they have aligned themselves with Reigns. With The Bloodline and Heyman having a place at the table, is there room for The Rock?
“As for whether The Rock is a member of the table? I serve as Special Counsel to the Tribal Chief, Roman Reigns. That is not a subject Roman Reigns wishes to address publicly at this time, either in The Rock’s favour or to The Rock’s detriment, because The Rock may not be welcome at our table. Roman Reigns will let you know when it’s appropriate for Roman Reigns to let you know.”
With fans no doubt wanting one final send-off for The People’s Champ, Heyman issued a stark warning for the world’s biggest movie star:
“If The Rock steps into the ring with Roman Reigns at any time, let alone at WrestleMania, that will be The Rock’s farewell, whether The Rock wants it to be or not.”