The Wrestling World is never without its fair share of headlines, and no one tends to seize them better than The Rock, aka Dwayne Johnson. Today’s report isn’t just another line-up rumour, but an exploration into what lead the People’s Champion to skip this year’s WrestleMania 39, fuelling whispers about an anticipated showdown with Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 40.
News flash! Just in case you missed it, The Rock confirmed on My World With Jeff Jarrett that a discussion did happen about a potential match-up with Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 39. However, the grappling gladiators didn’t clinch any ground-breaking storyline which could make the contest worth the wait. As a result, as The Rock put it, they had to “put their pencils down.” The door wasn’t shut completely, though, and chances of the conversation resuming for WrestleMania 40 do exist.
Yet, is it just the lack of a thrilling story that made The Rock take a step back? Jeff “Double J” Jarrett, grappling icon and host of My World With Jeff Jarrett, seems to question this narrative. According to Jarrett, the behind-the-scenes activities, including the buyout of WWE by Endeavor and the subsequent executive upheavals, could have been crucial factors in the Rock’s decision. A lot has indeed happened in the WWE universe in the last 12-18 months, making these considerations not too far-fetched. Needless to mention, it might have influenced the second and third-generation mega-wrestler’s decision to sideline himself for the time being.
We also reported earlier that The Rock was almost set in stone for WrestleMania 39. However, he chose to step back, citing his reasons, which included a potential face-off with Roman Reigns. That said, we cannot rule out the chances of the match happening at WrestleMania 40. Given his considerable fanbase eagerly awaiting his return, it’s not beyond reason that they might just pull together a sensational narrative to make this highly anticipated match happen.
So, wrestling enthusiasts, what’s your say on the spectacle of The Rock pulling out of WrestleMania 39? Are you eagerly waiting to see him and Roman Reigns face off at WrestleMania 40? Let us know your thoughts in our comments section. Keep tuning in for the latest updates straight from the wrestling ring!