Is The Rock really interested in returning to WWE?

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Is The Rock really interested in returning to WWE?

It's no secret that WWE is going to great lengths to organize a match between Roman Reigns and The Rock at WrestleMania 39, which will take place a stone's throw from Hollywood. The 'Tribal Chief' has been the undisputed leader of the company for a couple of years and defeated Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 38.

The former Shield member is the longest-serving Universal Champion ever, as he has held the title for over 600 days. 'The People' s Champ', for his part, has not appeared since 2019 (when he entered the SmackDown ring).

In the latest edition of the 'Drive Thru' podcast, Jim Cornette said it might not be that easy to get The Rock to return to WWE to challenge his cousin.

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"In the event that a meeting is organized between The Rock and Roman Reigns, it is already practically certain that there will be no titles up for grabs" - began Cornette.

“Roman needs to win such an important challenge, but at the same time, I doubt The Rock will agree to lose what would likely be his last match of him. What will Vince McMahon decide to do? It is not easy to fit all the pieces of the puzzle together” - he added.

A while ago, a photo of 'The Great One' having dinner with Nick Khan went viral. Some experts have speculated that The Rock plans to buy WWE in the near future. “Johnson is rumored to want to buy WWE only because a photo of a dinner between him and Nick Khan has come out.

I want to be very blunt about it. I don't care how rich a movie star is, that's not the point. The Rock will never use much of his dollars to buy a wrestling federation. He would never do such nonsense ”- Jim ruled.

Cornette also spoke of Ric Flair: "His image has been a little damaged in the last year. I know him very well and I can assure you that he is not the monster they are trying to paint”. All that popularity hasn’t diminished his humility though; The Rock is one of the nicest celebrities around, always happy to oblige his fans with selfies or autographs.

One thing that has always intrigued people is Dwayne Johnson’s ethnicity, with the wrestler possessing a mixed heritage. He was an exceptionally talented footballer and even won a full scholarship from the University of Miami, where he was a part of the national championship team of 1991.

However, he always knew his future lay in wrestling, and he eventually made his WWF bow in 1996, under the name Rocky Maivia.