Rock & Orton WrestleMania Surprise
by SARAH KHAN | VIEW 830
As wrestling fans eagerly await WrestleMania 39, speculation about potential surprise appearances during the event is rife. The main event features Cody Rhodes taking on Roman Reigns for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship.
While fans initially hoped for a matchup between "The Rock" Dwayne Johnson and Reigns, there's still a strong possibility of The Rock's appearance. According to Bookies.com, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has odds of (-200) to return at WrestleMania 39, translating to an implied probability of 66.7%.
Considering the event's Hollywood theme and the familial connection between Johnson and Reigns, it's no surprise that WWE would want to capitalize on the star power of The Rock. Another high-profile wrestler tipped for a potential surprise appearance is Randy "The Viper" Orton.
With odds of (-150) or an implied probability of 60%, Orton's return would be a welcome sight for fans. The Viper has been absent from television since losing the WWE Raw Tag Team Championships to The Usos in a unification match last May on WWE SmackDown.
Orton has been recovering from back issues and subsequent surgery, which left his return to the ring uncertain.
Orton's Anticipated WrestleMania Return
Recent reports suggest that Randy Orton is determined to make an in-ring comeback and is scheduled to be present for WrestleMania weekend.
Although the specifics of his involvement still need to be discovered, it's hard to imagine WWE not capitalizing on the 14-time World Champion's presence. Before his injury hiatus, Orton had been teaming up with Matt Riddle as part of the famous RK-Bro duo.
Beyond The Rock and Orton, Bookies.com lists other wrestling legends with varying odds for a WrestleMania appearance. The Undertaker has odds of (-110; 52.4%), and "Stone Cold" Steve Austin sits at (+500; 16.7%). WWE Chairman Vince McMahon has a 40% chance (+150), while wrestling icons Hulk Hogan (+1000; 9.1%) and Ric Flair (+1200; 7.7%) are considered long shots.
Interestingly, there's also a chance of a non-WWE personality appearing, with the odds of Jake Paul (+225; 30.8%) showing up at WrestleMania. Unlike his brother Logan, Jake is not under contract with WWE, making his involvement even more intriguing.