It’s been reported quite a few occasions since final April that WWE desires The Rock to wrestle Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 39. Roman Reigns unified the WWE Championship and Universal Championship at WrestleMania 38, which arrange an enormous dream match between himself and Dwayne Johnson. The Bloodline saga has been one of the best wrestling storyline in North America for six months, including much more intrigue to a doable match between The Most Electrifying Man in Sports Entertainment and The Tribal Chief. There have been even rumblings that The Rock could be at Raw Is 30 on January 23, however that’s reportedly not occurring.
Speaking on Wrestling Observer Radio this previous weekend, Bryan Alvarez requested Dave Meltzer what was occurring with The Rock. The longtime wrestling insider shared the next: “Well, anything is possible, and [WWE] certainly could be—he could be keeping everything a secret from all but one or two people. There is that possibility, but the word is that he does not have the time to get in shape—you know, we’ve talked about it from day one. He’s not going to do it, in his mind, if he’s going to put on a bad performance.” Meltzer then defined what it’d take for The Rock to arrange for a WrestleMania match. “All along, it was always ‘if he had the time to do it, he will do it.’ When I say ‘time to do it,’ it doesn’t mean just a schedule break, but the time to get in ring shape to do a legitimate WrestleMania main event. We’re talking 20 minutes plus for a guy who has not done this. He’s not done a real match since; what was it, 2011, 2012? Put it this way: most are of the opinion it’s not happening.“
The lack of The Great One opens up a number of prospects for WWE. If The Rock have been within the Royal Rumble, it could be to win it. That’d simply arrange a match in opposition to Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 39 since he nonetheless has each titles. In a manner, his absence makes the result of the Royal Rumble a lot much less predictable and creates a enjoyable setting heading towards the Show of Shows in April. Several wrestlers might go on to win the Royal Rumble, stamping their ticket to the primary occasion of ‘Mania.
Cody Rhodes will seemingly enter the match early and placed on one other gutsy efficiency. He’ll be the emotional favourite to face Reigns, however that consequence is not set in stone both. The American Nightmare, as of Friday, hadn’t been cleared to wrestle but. That’s a formality primarily based on reporting from Meltzer, but it surely’s nonetheless value noting. Sami Zayn is one other wrestler followers would like to see in a main-event match in opposition to Roman Reigns. Especially if his relationship with The Bloodline dissolves within the coming week. Don’t sleep on the potential for Seth Rollins going over, both. He might slip out of the United States Championship feud after dropping a six-man match to find out the No. 1 contender for Theory’s title on final week’s Raw.
WWE might go in any variety of instructions on the Royal Rumble, and that is solely doable as a result of The Rock would not really feel he’ll have sufficient time to arrange for the occasion. There’s all the time the possibility that that is an elaborate little bit of obfuscation on the corporate’s half, however because it stands proper now, the 50-year-old will not be wrestling on the Royal Rumble or WrestleMania 39. WWE would want to know if he is out there by now, and Meltzer says it is almost certainly not occurring.