In a recent episode of the "Grilling JR" podcast, renowned commentator Jim Ross shared his insights on a potential WWE dream match that has fans buzzing with anticipation. The match in question? A showdown between The Rock, also known as Dwayne Johnson, and his real-life cousin, Roman Reigns.
This highly anticipated bout is expected to be a highlight of WrestleMania 40, scheduled for April 6-7. The speculation intensified following the January 1 episode of RAW, where The Rock hinted at his possible return to the WWE ring.
Fans are eagerly discussing the scenario where the Hollywood superstar might first appear at the Elimination Chamber in Perth, Australia, on February 24. Ross, with his deep understanding of WWE dynamics, pondered the possibility of The Rock securing a victory in a six-man Elimination Chamber match, setting the stage for a climactic face-off with Reigns.
The Rock's Anticipated Comeback
The Rock's return to WWE action has been a topic of much discussion, especially since his last official match was back at WrestleMania 32 in 2016, where he swiftly defeated Erick Rowan. His previous major match was a memorable showdown with John Cena at WrestleMania 29 in 2013.
The potential for his return adds a layer of excitement to the upcoming WWE events. While The Rock's participation in the Royal Rumble on January 27 remains uncertain, Jim Ross is confident that the star will feature at WrestleMania 40.
"Any time you get some time from The Rock, that's a win. How they get to the end result, the end result has got to be WrestleMania, obviously. It doesn't take a strategist to figure that one out. We'll see how it works out," stated Ross in his podcast [19:40 – 19:57].
During his recent appearance on RAW, The Rock showcased his charisma and ring prowess by taking down former WWE Champion Jinder Mahal with a Spinebuster and the iconic People's Elbow. As the road to WrestleMania 40 heats up, fans and experts alike are watching closely, speculating on how this epic storyline will unfold.