WWE Hall of Famer Believes The Rock Could Have a 30-Minute WrestleMania Match
One of The Rock’s greatest WWE rivals ever believes the former WWE Champion could definitely have a 30-minute match at a future WrestleMania.
Even though The Rock hasn’t had a lengthy WWE match in over a decade, WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle thinks Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson could absolutely do it again.
The main event of WrestleMania 29 in 2013 saw The Rock defend the WWE Championship against John Cena in a rematch of their “Once in a Lifetime” WrestleMania 28 main event one year earlier.
There was one more Rock match after that at WrestleMania 32 in 2016 in Dallas when he beat Erick Rowan in a match that saw Rock hit a Rock Bottom to get the win without taking a bump. However, calling it a match is a big stretch.
Since then, nearly every year there were rumors about The Rock coming back for one more WrestleMania match with this year’s WrestleMania 39 in Los Angeles having a potential Rock-Roman Reigns match in a battle of the extended cousins. The Rock didn’t end up wrestling or even appearing at WrestleMania, but did tease he would see Reigns “down the road” somewhere.
Some people wonder if The Rock’s age at 50 years old could be a factor (he’ll be 51 on May 2nd) in why he doesn’t wrestle and if all the time out of the ring would lead to a worse performance than what fans are used to. Plus, there’s the injury factor since The Rock did suffer some injuries in his last major match against Cena, which caused delays in a movie he was filming.
Kurt Angle knows The Rock well from their time wrestling in WWE over 20 years ago. When Angle was asked recently on his Kurt Angle Show podcast about whether The Rock could have a big WrestleMania match again, Angle strongly believed that Rock could do it.
“He really trains hard, and he has been able to keep his body young and active. When you watch him train, he does a lot of not just weight training and stuff, he does a lot of plyometrics and stuff like that.”
“I believe that he could still wrestle. I believe if he wants to do it, he could put in a good 30-minute match at WrestleMania. I don’t doubt that for a second. He’s able to take care of his body as much as he has lately. I don’t see it being a problem for him.”
It is believed that there is a “crack in the door” about Johnson possibly competing at WrestleMania 40 next year in Philadelphia, so those rumors will continue for the next 11 months.