Posted on 9/15/123 by Colin Vassallo
Appearing on The Pat McAfee Show live on ESPN, Dwayne “The
Rock” Johnson revealed for the first time that a match
against Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 39 was “locked in” back
Rock explained that he, Nick Khan, and Vince McMahon met each
other and hashed out a plan to have Rock vs Roman headlining
Mania at SoFi Stadium. But The Rock wanted something
“unprecedented” where they could do something for the fans
that has never been done before and have WrestleMania be the
beginning of something bigger.
“We got really, really close but we couldn’t actually nail
what that thing was,” Rock replied when a shocked McAfee
asked him why it didn’t happen.
“So, we decided to put our pencils down. Then we agreed, ‘Hey
listen, there’s a merger coming up, eventually, that will
happen,’ and there’s WrestleMania in Philadelphia,” he
continued, a statement which made McAfee jump out of his
Johnson then did the People’s Eyebrow for the fans behind him
for a big pop before he continued.
“I’m saying that’s a potential too, I’m open. But again,
let’s figure out what that is because the fans deserve
something just incredible and unprecedented, and not only
that, but I also want to deliver to the locker room and the
boys and the girls back there who are working their asses
off,” he said.
“What can we do to put them in a position where they are part
of something that is a new change, an era in this world of
pro-wrestling?” The Rock continued.