A new report has suggested that Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson could be set to make an appearance later in the year for WWE, most likely at November’s Survivor Series.
Andrew Zarian of The Mat Men podcast has reported that this year’s Survivor Series is set to be held at what has become WWE’s new home in New York, the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn. Barclay’s previously played host to four SummerSlam and NXT TakeOver weekends in a row from 2015 to 2018.
Now Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer has added to that in his latest Newsletter, saying The Great One could be set to make an appearance at the event. Although is sure to stress that nothing has been locked in between The Rock and WWE at this time.
Meltzer speculates that if The Rock does make an appearance of some sort at the show it then lends credence to the much-speculated showdown between The People’s Champ and The Head Of The Table, Roman Reigns. A match of that magnitude would surely be kept for a WrestleMania and Meltzer says that if The Rock does make a return to the wrestling ring he would surely want to smash box-office records.
The only place those records could be smashed, Meltzer says, is at either the AT & T Stadium in Texas or at the new SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California. Both these stadiums are the next hosts for the 2022 and 2023 editions of WrestleMania respectively. Should the highest-paid movie star in the world want to wait until ‘WrestleMania Hollywood’ takes place in 2023 then he will be a spritely fifty years old when that occurs.
Dave Meltzer also adds that the plan at one point was for the two men who are part of the Anoa’i wrestling dynasty in 2022 but that may have been several plans ago as the card is always subject to change.
Survivor Series 2021 will mark the 25th anniversary of The Rock’s WWE debut. As the curly-haired Rocky Maivia, the eight-time WWE Champion made his first appearance at the event in a traditional Survivor Series tag-team match. The Rock was the sole survivor in the match where he teamed with Jake ‘The Snake’ Roberts, ‘Wildman’ Marc Mero, and ‘The Stalker’ Barry Windham to defeat Jerry ‘The King’ Lawler, Crush, Goldust, and Hunter Hearst-Helmsley.