If Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson desires to face his cousin, Roman Reigns, at WrestleMania 39 subsequent 12 months, his present schedule will reportedly permit him to take action.
In keeping with Bryan Alvarez of Wrestling Observer Stay (h/t Gunjan Nath of ThirstyForNews.com), The Rock is freed from any film commitments through the first quarter of 2023, which is when WrestleMania will happen at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California:
“He’s going to do zero film commitments for the primary quarter of 2023, which might permit him to do WrestleMania with out having to fret about film commitments and still have the time to assist launch the primary season of the XFL. So really, the timing for doing a WrestleMania match can be glorious this 12 months as a result of he has two completely different tasks which might require him to take time without work from films.”
Whereas The Rock is a WWE legend who has all the time instructed he’s open to coming again and wrestling underneath the fitting circumstances, doing so has been almost unimaginable over the previous a number of years due to his standing as one of many largest film stars in Hollywood.
The Rock seemingly all the time has a ton on his plate, however that is probably not the case when the construct towards WrestleMania 39 begins in January main as much as the Royal Rumble.
Followers have lengthy clamored for The Rock to face Reigns, and the will for that match has undoubtedly grown for the reason that summer season of 2020, which was when Reigns returned from a hiatus, turned heel and started doing one of the best work of his profession.
In March, Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Radio (h/t Taylor Sanchez of WrestleTalk) reported that the assumption inside WWE was that The Rock wished to face Reigns at WrestleMania 39, resulting in WWE penciling that match in as the principle occasion.
Each The Rock and Reigns have instructed on quite a few events that they’re open to a match towards one another, together with The Rock telling Brandon Davis of ComicBook.com in November that he and Reigns discuss to one another about having a match “on a regular basis.”
WWE appears to be setting the desk for Reigns to drop the WWE and Common Championships to Drew McIntyre at Conflict on the Fort in Cardiff, Wales, in September, which might maybe strengthen the concept WWE is planning Reigns vs. The Rock.
No titles must be concerned for Reigns vs. The Rock to headline WrestleMania since it’s primarily the largest match WWE can ship at the moment.
The truth that The Rock will probably be entrance and middle for the relaunch of the XFL subsequent 12 months bodes effectively for the probabilities of the match as effectively for the reason that XFL has deep WWE ties, and competing at WrestleMania would give The Rock an enormous platform on which to promote the league.
Circumstances might all the time change and The Rock might choose to tackle some huge film tasks in early 2023, however as of now, all of the items are in place to lastly make The Rock vs. Reigns a actuality.
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