Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson vs. Roman Reigns continues to be the big rumor surrounding WrestleMania 39 when it takes place at SoFi Stadium outdoors of Los Angeles subsequent April. Paul “Triple H” Levesque spoke with Ariel Helwani ahead of Saturday’s Clash at the Castle event and the topic of that match was introduced up. Johnson has teased the concept of the match in quite a few interviews and even on his Young Rock series however nonetheless hasn’t stepped again within the ring to compete since his six-second bout at WrestleMania 32 in 2016.
“When you find yourself possibly essentially the most recognizable man on the planet, essentially the most well-known actor in Hollywood, In all probability essentially the most in-demand social media influencer on the market, you are busy,” Levesque mentioned. “And that busyness is fluid. In a second’s time, this looks as if, ‘Man, I gotta do that!’ After which one thing else comes alongside 30 seconds later due to the character of what you do. And it is, ‘I assumed I had to try this, however I bought to do that.’ It could possibly change. Just a few years in the past, he and I had been going to work at WrestleMania. And we even shot the video for it, and we’re able to roll. After which in the midst of the yr that it that it was going to occur, it modified. The chance modified.”
Levesque additionally talked about his sturdy perception that Johnson nonetheless has the itch to get again within the ring regardless of being one of many largest celebrities on the planet — “I do know this, as a result of I’ve had this dialog with him. At no time when Rock is making a film in Hollywood, does he stand ready, pull off his elbow pads, and goosebumps fill his whole physique due to the electrical energy that 100,000 folks or no matter it’s are giving him in that second, and he passionately feels that like nobody else. There may be nothing else on the planet that provides you that rush that WWE provides you whenever you’re standing within the heart of that ring. And I do know he is aware of that. So I do know someplace deep inside him is that burning factor to go, ‘Oh, I gotta really feel that another time. I’ve bought to get in there another time.’
“As a result of that clock is ticking on, ‘Can he?’ As a result of he seems like one million bucks however imagine me, you look nearly as good as you’re, you hit that canvas, stuff begins falling off that is not imagined to fall off you, you recognize? It is a robust enterprise, the clock is ticking. So if there’s a time, it’s changing into now. And I do know that there is a burning need for him to benefit from that point,” he added. “It is only a matter of, ‘Can he harness all the opposite issues to give attention to that lengthy sufficient for us to get it carried out?’ It is as much as him. The platform is definitely there. WrestleMania. L.A. Two nights, we have already bought 90,000-plus I imagine, bought… the Tribal Chief is is sitting there ready for him, or anyone else that he needs to, proper? It is magic. Magic, magic, magic of the very best ranges in within the within the metropolis that he has change into in some method king of, proper? And to have that have another time, I do know that is bought to be burning a gap in him. I do know that is bought to be a need. It is simply, what else what different issues does he must put apart, and may he to make this all work? As a result of he is juggling loads. So hopefully the reply is sure, I might like to see nothing extra. However we’ll see. So to cite you once more, ‘I am saying there’s an opportunity.'”