The Rock is set to return to WWE later this year

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The Rock is set to return to WWE later this year

The Rock is arguably one of the biggest names in pro wrestling history, but it's been a long time since fans last saw The Great One on WWE programming. In particular, as regards the matches, given that even today his last competitive appearance in a ring remains that of WrestleMania 32 (complete with a lightning victory over Erick Rowan).

All this, however, seems destined to end very soon. And in this sense, more and more confirmations are arriving. It has been rumored for some time that WWE wants to organize the big Samoan match The Rock vs Roman Reigns for WrestleMania 38, that is, as early as April next year.

But that's not all, as it appears the company is planning Rock's return to television. News that we have already given you in the last few days on these pages, but which seems to have in the meantime collected further confirmations.

The Rock on his potential WWE return

Andrew Zarian of the 'Mat Men Pro Wrestling' podcast, in fact, confirms the thesis he had already supported in recent days, namely that the current plans include the return of The Rock to the pay-per-view Survivor Series in November.

That should be the big event, coinciding with the 25th anniversary of his debut. And Zarian explains that in the meantime, three distinguished and authoritative American sources have confirmed that this is the plan. At the moment, however, it has not been clearly specified by any of them whether The Rock will fight at the Survivor Series or if he will only make an appearance.

But, if all goes according to WWE's plans, the People's Champ will be in attendance at the show. And this could just be the first step in what could turn out to be a long road to WrestleMania 38. It has also been reported that Brooklyn should be the location for Survivor Series precisely because WWE wants a large crowd in attendance for The Rock's return.

The date of the show has yet to be revealed, but it is clear that if all these indications were to be confirmed it is possible to expect a real boom in the audience for an event even more stellar than it has been in recent years.

If this plan is in the works, it makes complete sense for The Rock to deny the reports to avoid spoiling any major surprises. A match between him and Reigns is the biggest WWE could book for WrestleMania 38. The company reportedly does have a backup plan if the Hollywood star cannot do a full singles match due to fears of injury.

It involves The Rock and Roman Reigns in a tag team match against each other, with one of The Usos on either side. However, the singles match is the preferred option.