For months, if not years, The Rock had been rumoured to be WWE’s planned opponent for Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 39 but it was not to be.
The story very much wrote itself with WrestleMania “going Hollywood” where the real-life Dwayne Johnson has taken his career to new heights while Reigns has declared himself The Tribal Chief of his family during his dominant three years at the top of WWE.
However, the dream match was not to be – at least for WrestleMania 39 – with Roman Reigns instead defending his Undisputed WWE Universal Championship against Cody Rhodes.
Speaking to ESPN, Reigns has addressed if a match with The Rock will ever take place and says it’s still something he knows everyone would love to see:
“I think anybody would love to have that match. They’d be lying (if they said they didn’t). I could ‘Tribal Chief’ you and say blah, blah. But at the end of the day, I want what’s going to be biggest for the fans, because that’s going to reflect what I was able to accomplish.
“And if that’s one of the biggest ones out there, let’s do it. But if not, like everything else in life, we’re going to roll with the punches.”
Roman Reigns will take up his usual spot at WrestleMania 39 in Sunday’s main event but the situation regarding the night one main event remains up in the air with SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair having her own say on the matter.