Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson set for epic WWE return aged 49 to face cousin Roman Reigns at Wrestlemania 39

DWAYNE ‘THE ROCK’ JOHNSON is reportedly set to make a stunning return to WWE to battle Roman Reigns.

The Universal Champion has claimed it 'makes sense' for him to fight his cousin in Hollywood at WrestleMania 39 in 2022.


Now the Wrestling Observer Newsletter’s Dave Meltzer says WWE is going all-in to make November’s Survivor Series their biggest show of the year. 

And he says Vince McMahon is hoping The Rock will make his long-awaited return to confront Reigns.

Meltzer wrote: “The hope is for Dwayne Johnson to make an appearance at that show but that isn’t locked in. The hope is for around that time.

“If he’s involved that would make it a huge show and it would lead credence to Reigns vs Johnson for WrestleMania.”

That follows on Meltzer writing last year: “Last year, when there was talk of Reigns vs. Johnson, we were told that it wouldn’t happen at the 2021 WrestleMania but that it was something they were shooting for in 2022, but that’s also 1,500 plans ago.”

WrestleMania 39 is set to take place in January 2023 at the incredible SoFi Stadium.

During an interview with Ryan Satin of FOX Sports, Reigns set his sights on The Rock.

The 35-year-old said: “We’ll go to Hollywood for WrestleMania 39, and I think it just makes sense.”

Before he added: “He’s the biggest box office attraction for the big screen.

“So, to be able to take that and match it up with the biggest box office attraction in sports entertainment.

“I think some magic would be made.”

The Rock, real name Dwayne Johnson, has previously entertained the idea of fighting Reigns.

In 2017, the tanked-up 49-year-old was asked who would he love to face in the wrestling ring.

He said: “One would be Triple H, The Game. The other would be The Beast Brock Lesnar.

“The other one would be a guy that actually just needs my foot in his ass, Roman Reigns. Yeah.”

 

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