3 Key Points
- Potential WrestleMania 40 headliner could feature Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson versus Roman Reigns.
- Match negotiations are secretive; nothing confirmed despite strong hints on WWE Raw.
- Alternative venues include Elimination Chamber in Australia and an event in Saudi Arabia.
Surprise WWE Raw Appearance Teases Major Matchup
In an unexpected WWE Raw moment, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson stirred excitement by dropping a hint about Roman Reigns‘ renowned “Head of the Table” moniker. Rumors are swirling, as reported by the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, about these two giants facing off in what could be the marquee event on WrestleMania 40’s second night. The details are not yet set in stone, with sources keeping a tight lid on the prospective dream match.
The Path to WrestleMania 40
The buzz originated last year with The Rock suggesting a possible bout with Reigns at WrestleMania 39. That plan did not manifest due to the creative plans not aligning amongst The Rock, former WWE Chairman Vince McMahon, and current WWE CEO Nick Khan. Cody Rhodes stepped in to challenge Reigns at that time. Should The Rock and Reigns clash in Philadelphia come April, The Rock would assume the role initially envisioned for Rhodes, leaving fans to wonder about Rhodes’ potential new trajectory.
Potential Venues for the Dream Match
The spectacle of The Rock facing Roman Reigns could electrify an audience sooner than WrestleMania 40. Next month’s Elimination Chamber, set to occur in Perth, Australia, presents an opportunity, especially with the Australian government’s expressed interest in having Johnson appear. Furthermore, the Wrestling Observer suggests that a match in Saudi Arabia could be financially significant for WWE, potentially making it the most lucrative event in the company’s history. The anticipation for this matchup is sure to keep the wrestling community on the edge of their seats.