The Rock vs. Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 37 is definitely off of the table according to ‘The Great One’ with a view to the pair colliding in 2022.
When the news first broke in the latest edition of The Wrestling Observer Newsletter that Dwayne Johnson was not a possibility for ‘The Tribal Chief’ at the biggest show of the year, many a fantasy warfare was shattered.
However, ‘The Brahma Bull’ himself is still excited at the possibility of the match happening down the line. Dave Meltzer stated in his missive that the former WWE Champion would be open to doing the bout in two years time when fans can be present to witness what would be his final ever match.
The Rock commented on social media about the bout and the potential for it stating:
“Rock [vs.] Roman Reigns, is it possible? I think anything’s possible. Sure, of course. I’m always open. You know, that’s the cool thing about the world of professional wrestling, is that there’s an adaptability to wrestling. You never say never in the world of pro wrestling and you never say no, never, with Vince McMahon, who, you know, has been one of my mentors in business for a very, very long time and a very, very close friend, and confidant. So you never say no. I think, you know, for something like that to happen, I think the venue would have to be right. I think the business model would have to be right, but, I’m very close with Roman and that’s family to me. So we’ll see.”
2022 would be a landmark year for The Rock to step back between the ropes for the final time. Not only would his retirement match be the pinnacle of WrestleMania 38, but it would also put a spotlight on the other ventures ‘The Great One’ has sprouting up that year.
His relaunch of the XFL, the birth of his Teramana Tequila brand, the release of his much hyped Jungle Cruise feature film by Disney and the onset of his quest into the DC Universe with Black Adam are all set to push Johnson to even loftier heights than he’s already experiencing.
Instead of The Rock, it has been noted that the likelihood will be Roman Reigns vs. Daniel Bryan or Drew McIntyre at next year’s ‘Mania, with little interest in Goldberg or Big E.