Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, a celebrated icon in the world of professional wrestling and Hollywood, recently made headlines with his unexpected appearance on WWE SmackDown. The electrifying event saw Johnson interrupt former WWE champion Jinder Mahal, culminating in Johnson delivering his iconic People's Elbow finishing move to Mahal.
This dramatic moment set the stage for what would become a much-talked-about segment. In a twist that has set the WWE Universe abuzz, Johnson, known as "The People’s Champion," made a cryptic reference to "sitting at the head of the table" during his post-match comments.
This intriguing statement is a direct nod to the nickname of Roman Reigns, the current Undisputed WWE Universal Champion. Reigns, also known as Joe Anoa’i, has been a dominant figure in WWE, holding the World Championship since September 2020.
His over 1,000-day title reign is a remarkable achievement, reminiscent of Hulk Hogan's legendary run from 1984 to 1988.
Anticipating a Titan Showdown
The Rock's comments have sparked widespread speculation and excitement among fans, with many anticipating a possible showdown between these two titans of the ring.
While the WWE and ESPN have amplified this speculation with posts about The Rock's remarks, no official match announcement has been made yet. However, fans are eagerly theorizing about potential matchups, with dates like the Elimination Chamber 2024 event on February 24 in Perth, Australia, and WrestleMania XL during April 6-7 in Philadelphia being trend topics of discussion.
Interestingly, Johnson and Anoa’i are no strangers to sharing the spotlight, having co-starred in the 2019 movie “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw”. This potential match-up would not only be a clash of immense physical prowess but also a meeting of two stars who have successfully bridged the worlds of professional wrestling and Hollywood.
Dwayne Johnson's storied career in WWE is marked by eight World Championship wins and six WrestleMania main event appearances. His most notable WWE rivalries include those with John Cena and CM Punk from 2011 to 2013. His last officially recognized WWE match dates back to WrestleMania 32 in 2016, where he triumphed over Erick Rowan in a record six seconds.
This recent development has added yet another exciting chapter to Johnson's illustrious wrestling career and has left fans eagerly anticipating what the future holds in this saga of wrestling legends.