The legendary Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson could be teasing a potential Wrestlemania headliner by teasing a feud with current undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns.
The two are said to be cousins, but not by blood. The two have been on good terms for some time, with Reigns even working with Johnson in the Fast franchise as a member of the Johnson family in the film.
However, the rise of Roman Reigns is unstoppable and it seems that the clash between the two Samoan stars could be inevitable. The current roster doesn’t seem to have anyone at the moment who can match the hype generated by Reigns.
Rather than letting Reign’s stock die out, they could set up a unique moment by pitting him against the Rock.
On the Pat McAfee show, The Rock was seen in an interview in which he was open to the idea of him facing tribal leader Roman Reigns.
The Rock had confirmed in the interview that he was scheduled to headline Wrestlemania 39 against Reigns and even reached a verbal agreement with WWE Chairman Vince McMahon and Chairman Nick Khan early on of 2022. However, the people involved were unable to understand how the story would progress.
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Johnson wanted to give fans a longer storyline, one that WWE probably wasn’t interested in and his absence meant that Cody Rhodes would win the Rumble match as he returned from his torn pectoral muscle injury and went ahead and challenged Reigns for his undisputed WWE Universal Championship.
Johnson being pitted against Reigns could give the WWE Universe a match similar to the one between The Rock and John Cena which was marketed as a one-off bout, the hype was unreal as fans were entertained with brilliant promos and ultimately a incredible storyline for fans to enjoy.
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Another unique element of the storyline could be the Samoan heritage that both wrestlers share. This could be used by the creators to bring a whole new dimension to the meaning of the tribal leader, rather than bouncing around with the likes of the Usos that some members of the WWE Universe have been exhausted from seeing.
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first publication: September 18, 2023, 4:05 p.m. IST