The Rock v Roman Reigns has, for over a year at this point, been the rumoured main event for WWE WrestleMania 39.
Ever since he became ‘The Tribal Chief’ in 2020, which is all about being the head of his family, WWE fans have fantasy booked a match between Roman Reigns and The Rock.
The match probably would have happened already if it wasn’t for Dwayne Johnson’s busy movie schedule, which has meant he hasn’t been able to have a proper WWE run since 2013.
However, reports have all indicated that unless something goes wrong between now and April 2023, the match will 100% be WWE’s main plan for WrestleMania 39 in Los Angeles.
And now, during a recent interview, Roman Reigns provided possibly the most positive update yet on the proposed match.
Speaking to Sports Illustrated last week, Roman said that the chances of the match happening looked “even better” than the last time he was asked about it, via WrestleTalk.
So yeah, I would say just based off that alone, it looks even better than it did last time we spoke.
The idea for the match came from Vince McMahon, who many fans speculated that it may not happen now that the 77-year-old has retired from his duties as WWE’s CEO, Chairman and Head of Creative.
And with Triple H set to focus on younger talent in his role as Head of Creative, many fans thought that we may not see The Rock v Roman Reigns anymore.
However, clearly seeing the of placing WWE’s biggest active star in a feud with arguably one of the most famous people on the planet, reports state that HHH is still planning on having the match take place next Spring.
There is no word, at least as of now, regarding when WWE fans can expect to see The Rock back on TV to set up his feud with Roman.
One popular fan theory is that if Cody Rhodes isn’t fit by the Royal Rumble in January 2023, WWE could have the multi-time WWE Champion win the marquee match once again, setting up the match with his real-life cousin.
However, it’s important to note that that’s just fan speculation, and again as of right now, there have been no reports that WWE is even considering having The Rock win the 2023 Royal Rumble match.