Roman Reigns has been the undisputed leader of the WWE for a couple of years and no one seems to be able to break his hegemony. The 'Tribal Chief' had to withstand Brock Lesnar's vehement assaults earlier this year, managing to defeat the Beast at both WrestleMania 38 and SummerSlam.
The former Shield member then beat Drew McIntyre in Clash at the Castle, while skipping Extreme Rules. Roman traveled to Saudi Arabia for Crown Jewel earlier this month, where he took on Logan Paul in the most anticipated match of the night.
Despite an excellent performance by 'The Maverick', Reigns confirmed himself as champion and sent a message to the whole world. The Undisputed WWE Universal Champion has lightened his calendar in recent months and is expected to remain champion until at least WrestleMania 39.
According to insiders, Reigns will meet his cousin The Rock in the main event of the 'Showcase of the Immortals'
The Rock is a wrestling legend
In the latest edition of the 'Drive-Thru' podcast, former WWE manager Jim Cornette speculated on the outcome of the match between The Rock and Roman Reigns: “The Rock doesn't need to play another match and doesn't even need to win another title.
If he actually gets into the ring at WrestleMania 39, he'll only do it for Roman Reigns. Any victory against a legend like The Rock would make Roman even greater. If we consider that Reigns is his cousin, I don't think The Rock will make a fuss of a defeat.
Most likely the title will not be up for grabs. WWE will make this choice so as not to make the outcome of the match too predictable, but I am convinced that he will win the 'Tribal Chief'" Jim also reflected on the potential return of Stone Cold Steve Austin: “It is good to point out that these are just rumors for the moment.
There are tons of names circulating, including that of The Rock, which is expected to face Roman Reigns in the main event of Mania 39. When he appeared on WrestleMania 38, Austin looked in great shape. I think he can still have a say about him in the ring."
Former WWE writer and close friend to The Rock, Brian Gerwitz, recently commented on the possibility of The Great One making his return to the ring in 2023. "I have no idea. I really don’t. All I know is if and when Rock, Dwayne, you know, comes back to WWE, the bar he always sets, and wrote about it in the book, you see it in and all those projects, and Black Adam, which we just at a screening for, it’s like, the expectation level is so high, and this audience first mentality that is very, very real, it needs to match it, and it needs to be something gigantic," said Gerwitz.