It has long been believed that Dwayne Johnson will lace up his boots one more time to face Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 39. However, as the event moves ever closer, it appears that the possibility of Johnson missing the show is increasing.
It was recently reported that the star known as The Rock wasn’t “locked in” for the event, and WWE had begun to make other plans. The report said that WWE were looking to strike a deal with the former World Champion ahead of the Royal Rumble.
This was followed by a further report which said there was now a “very real” possibility that the star won’t be in action at the event.
Ric Flair Comments On Who Could Replace Dwayne Johnson At WrestleMania
Speaking on a recent episode of his To Be The Man podcast, Ric Flair commented on the speculation surrounding Johnson and WrestleMania. The Nature Boy went on to reveal who he would like to see face Roman Reigns if The Rock is unavailable.
“Well, as I said before, my first preference, I’m tied with two things. I’d like to see Cody and/or Randy Orton, if is back. I don’t think Randy, I looked it up, I don’t think Randy and Roman have ever worked, except in a tag match maybe. But obviously Cody, Cody was on fire when he got injured. And I mean, he brings so much energy and I mean, he has really become a hell of a talent, and I think that’d be a great match also. Now it’s sold out, they can do what they want, I think it’s sold out on both nights already.”
Both Cody Rhodes and Randy Orton are currently out of action due to injury. However, Rhodes is seemingly a great deal closer to a return than Orton. It had been expected that the American Nightmare would be a surprise entrant in the 2023 men’s Royal Rumble Match but that now appears to not be the case.
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