New details on The Rock's future
by SIMONE BRUGNOLI | VIEW 5202
Is there any hope of seeing The Rock compete at Wrestlemania 39? In the latest edition of the podcast 'To Be The Man', the legendary Ric Flair tried to answer this question: "The Rock has a myriad of commitments, he never stops.
Hats off to him, there's not much more to say. Johnson has the ability to be great at everything he does. Although his adventure in WWE did not last long, he still did a lot for this business. Fans are hoping to see him at WrestleMania, but I don't know if that will be possible.
The Rock certainly doesn't need the money, but the fact that the event takes place in Los Angeles could lead him to accept the WWE offer. He now lives in LA, which has kind of become his second city. We'll see". To tell the truth, the WWE Universe was hoping for an appearance of The Rock already at the Royal Rumble 2023.
Many expected a surprise return of 'The Great One', so as to start building the feud with his cousin Roman Reigns. None of this happened and Triple H has revealed that we are unlikely to see The Rock at the 'Showcase of the Immortals'
The Rock is far from WWE
After the show, The Rock took to his Instagram profile to reveal to his massive fan base that he was working during the Royal Rumble and would be catching a 4am flight the following day. Fans hoped to see The Rock or Stone Cold Steve Austin again at Royal Rumble 2023, but their expectations were dashed.
WWE had announced 27 men and 18 women for the royal fight even before the event started, in order to keep fans' expectations low. During an appearance on CNBC's Squawk in the Street, The Rock commented on the return of Vince McMahon: "I think it's an amazing company.
It's a brand that I've been fortunate enough to have tremendous success with for several years. I wish Only the best to Vince and everyone else." Meanwhile, Eric Bischoff discussed The Rock's possible involvement in the storyline.
On his Strictly Business podcast, Bischoff said: "[He] never has to lift a finger, never has to get out of his chair, and now we're reversing one of Roman's greatest attributes: his ability to get inside your head. All it will take is a look from Rock and a wink to Cody and a smile on Cody's face — at that point, 50% of Roman's power has been decimated by the mere presence of The Rock."