The Rock Has Been Linked with a Big WWE Comeback

Guess what? It is very possible to see Dwayne Johnson in a big WWE comeback! The Rock has been linked with this comeback and we could definitely see him in one of the most epic WWEWrestleMania clashes with Brock Lesnar.

In fact, the WWE planned to have The Rock at the Men’s Royal Rumble Match. This match will take place on January 27at the Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona. Even though we were all looking forward to a battle with Roman Reigns which was to happen at the Universal Championship at WrestleMania on April 7 at the MetLife Stadium in New York, this isn’t happening. The main reason is that Roman Reigns took an extended leave of absence as he was diagnosed for leukaemia and needs treatment.


However, this doesn’t mean that we won’t see Dwayne Johnson at WWE. Instead, it is very likely that The People’s Champion will return and battle former rival Lesnar for the Universal Championship at Mania. This return will definitely depend on one condition and that is the deal The Rock and WWE will make.

Recently, WrestleVotes tweeted that the plan was that The Rock should face Roman Reigns at Mania. However, as this won’t happen, it is possible that Dwayne faces Lesnar and that it only depends on the kind of agreement they make.

We have only seen these two face only once. The battle between Lesnar and Johnson happened in 2002 at the SummerSlam. Lesnar earned his first world title after winning the championship after pinning The Rock following an F-5. Lesnar was then 25 and became the youngest WWE Champion of all time. In 2004, Lesnar left the WWE and moved to the UFC where he became Heavyweight Champion. Then, in 2012, he again returned to the WWE and has beaten some of the best wrestlers, such as CM Punk, John Cena, and Triple H.

On the other hand, Johnson left WWE and started with his acting career, which became very successful. In fact, he has acted in many blockbusters, such as the Fast & Furious franchise and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. Moreover, he has worked side by side with many movie stars, including Kevin Hart, Bruce Willis, and John Travolta. However, he revealed that he would like to return to the ring in the future as he misses the connection with the audience.

Roman Reigns was supposed to fight WWE Legend Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson at WrestleMania

Roman Reigns was set to square off against his WWE legend cousin The Rock at WrestleMania 35, before he was unfortunately and shockingly diagnosed with leukemia.

The WWE Universe was stunned in October when he revealed his first battle against the disease 11 years ago, and that the cancer unfortunately returned.


The popular “Big Dog” then relinquished the Universal Championship before leaving wrestling indefinitely to receive treatment and get healthy.

Dwayne Johnson allegedly planned to win the Royal Rumble next year, and then fight Reigns for the Universal Championship at WrestleMania on April 7 at the MetLife Stadium in New York, according to WrestleVotes. This is not going to be the case now, which does not mean that The Great One is completely out of WrestleMania.


WrestleVotes had this to say on their twitter page: “Rumble tidbit: Plan at one point was for The Rock to win the Royal Rumble & face Roman Reigns at Mania. That’s obviously not happening. Can Rock still win it & face Lesnar? I guess. Depends what kind of agreement Rock and WWE have. Once plans changed, Rock may have reconsidered.”

The Rock did recently reveal his plans and wishes to return to the ring at one point. The “People’s Champion” said:
“I can’t wait to get back into a WWE ring. Everybody always asks me what’s it like being in a WWE ring and I always tell them, there’s a lot of celebrities and athletes too, I say there’s nothing like it.There’s nothing like [being] inside a WWE ring because there’s a certain live crowd acumen, there’s great connective tissue that’s second to none. That was always, and will always be the best part of my job when it comes to wrestling, whether I’m wrestling a match or just giving a promo. That connection with the audience, there’s nothing like it.”

The Rock was thefavorite to win the Royal Rumble Match this year,and now has the sixth best odds at winning on January 27 at the Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona.RAW superstar Drew McIntyre is the favorite with 2/1 odds, followed by Braun Strowman’s 3/1, The Miz stands at 7/2, Seth Rollins is currently at 4/1 and AJ Styles’s chances are 8/1.

Roman Reigns and Dwayne Johnson are not biological cousins, but rather they share a very special family bond through their shared Samoan heritage.


Their relation has roots in Reigns’ grandfather Reverend Amituana’iAnoa’Ideclaring Peter Maivia, Johnson’s grandfather, as his blood brother. Bonds like this one hold a very deep meaning within the proud Samoan culture.