The Rock has moved to address the ongoing speculation that he will be returning to the ring at WrestleMania 38 to take on Universal Champion Roman Reigns.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is not only one of the most popular WWE Superstars of all time, but arguably the biggest movie star walking the earth right now.
Despite The Rock not having had a proper match inside a WWE ring since 2013, and not being considered a full-time performer since a decade before that, fans still clamour to see The Great One step back inside the ropes one more time. The speculation surrounding a comeback has only intensified in recent months as his cousin Roman Reigns continues to stand atop WWE with the Universal Championship.
This has naturally led many to believe that one of the biggest names from wrestling’s past will meet one of the biggest stars of wrestling present on the ‘Grandest stage of the all.’
However, speaking in a new interview while promoting his latest movie Red Notice, the former World Champion says that a match between the two will not be happening at WrestleMania 38.
In conversation with Andrew Freund of Dish Nation, The People’s Champion refused to rule out a showdown with the Tribal Chief, but admitted that it won’t be taking place in Dallas in April 2022.
“Andrew, you’ve known me for a very long time, I can tell you that there is no truth to that right now. Possibly down the road, we will see,”
“We stay very close, myself and Roman Reigns, and I’m very happy, very proud for the work that he’s doing, as well as The Usos, my other family members. So those guys will continue to do what they’re doing, and we’ll see down the road.”
Speaking elsewhere, The Rock dismissed suggestions that title run could be part of any future WWE run, before revealing that the fabled ‘one more match’ is very much still on the table. It just remains to be seen whether Roman Reigns is the head of that particular table or not.
WWE recently announced that November will be a celebration of The Rock, to mark 25 years since his debut at Survivor Series 1996.
H/t to Wrestling Inc for the transcription.