Dwayne Johnson is continuing to be busy in Hollywood with his new NBC series Young Rock and his upcoming movie Black Adam. But will the former WWE superstar make a big return to the promotion? According to Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Radio, Johnson is returning to WWE soon. The plan is for him to fight Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 39 in Los Angeles.
“It’s the plan. It’s 100% the plan for this year (WrestleMania 39),” Meltzer said, per Thirsty for News. “But the idea is, it’s the plan if he can do it. We’re still months away, months and months away. So many opportunities and things like that may come up that are far more important than WrestleMania.”
In 2019, Dwayne Johnson made an appearance on the show Live! with Kelly and Ryan to announce his retirement from professional wrestling. “I quietly retired from wrestling because I was lucky enough to have just a really wonderful career and accomplished what I wanted to accomplish,” Johnson said. Johnson has not competed in WWE since 2019. He last appeared on a televised show in Fox premiere of WWE SmackDown. Johnson has not competed at WrestleMania since 2016, when he defeated Erik Rowan in six seconds.
Johnson is a good wrestler and can beat Reigns. This is a good idea because Johnson has wrestled major stars at WrestleMania, like Stone Cold Steve Austin, Hulk Hogan, and John Cena. Reigns is the face of WWE and the Universal Champion.
Last year, Johnson spoke to ComicBook.com about making a return to WWE and having a match with Reigns. “I don’t know if I have another title run, but possibly there might be another match down the road,” Johnson said, per the New York Post. “It would have to make sense.” Johnson went on to say that he is “very close with Roman” and they “talk about this all the time. I always continue to encourage him to keep doing your thing, keep sharpening those skills. I think he’s doing a great job with his promo, his execution, his in-ring work. It all continues to improve and grow.”
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