Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has not performed as an active WWE wrestler for several years now. If we exclude the segment with Erik Rowan at WrestleMania 32, the last match of the People's Champion dates back to April 2013 on the occasion of WrestleMania 29, when he was defeated by John Cena in the main event valid for the world title.
It was not a particularly positive encounter for The Rock, which reported an abdominal tear and had to pause its film projects for a few months. Precisely for this reason it seems very likely that he does not want to leave this not particularly happy memory to his fans.
Mike Johnson of PWInsider intervened on the matter: "Unless he takes part in a large-scale film that does not allow him to be present at WrestleMania, I really think we will see one last match of The Rock. I don't think he wants to leave the fans with the memory of the match against Cena where he suffered an injury.
The chances of seeing him against Roman Reigns would represent the right final chapter in his career. We'll see."
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A possible match between cousins has been talked about for some time now. Some thought it could have happened this year if WWE kept the WrestleMania edition in Hollywood, but due to the health emergency, it has been postponed to 2023.
The designated location always remains the SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles. Stephanie McMahon also said she was eager to see this meeting. It will be necessary to understand, however, if in two years Roman Reigns will have maintained his heel status and the nickname of "Tribal Chief."
In any case, it seems very curious that even "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, the main nemesis in The Rock's ring, did not particularly appreciate his last match, which took place against him at WrestleMania 19. The Texas Rattlesnake was suffering down from numerous neck problems at the time and then decided to retire completely from the scene.
Vince Russo did not work with The Rock prior to his debut as Rocky Maivia. He did, however, work alongside the likes of Edge, Christian, and Val Venis to discuss their WWE personas. Using The Rock as an example, Russo said WWE has forced gimmicks on Superstars in the past.
He believes it is much better to have one-on-one discussions with Superstars to find a character that they can really believe in.