The Rock might have become the highest grossing Hollywood Superstar in Forbes’ history but he can never stay away from a WWE ring for too long. As it suggests, the Brahma Bull might be having plans for making another triumphant return sooner rather than later. The Rock apparently wishes to put on his wrestling boots and take someone to the Smackdown hotel very soon.
Dave Meltzer reports on Wrestling Observer Radio that The Rock wants to wrestle at WrestleMania 35. Meltzer said that this could very well end up being the case if The Rock doesn’t have enough on his plate around Mania season.
h/t wrestlinginc.com for transcript
[The Rock] wants to wrestle at WrestleMania. You know [WWE] wanted him last year. He was originally in the Kurt Angle position, he had filming stuff. If there’s a movie project or something [The Rock] has to film at that time or a week later or something it makes it difficult because of the injury risk. If he doesn’t have anything much going on I would think that he would. My impression is that he wants to wrestle, you know The Rock loves wrestling.
Meltzer also said that The Rock might want to do another wrestling run sooner rather than later because of the age factor. He said that he doesn’t see The Rock roughing up in the ring at 48 or 49.
Time will tell, it’s up to offers and schedules, you know? It’s not like WrestleMania is going to be the number one thing but I think at 46 [years old], he’ll almost be 47 next year, I think in [The Rock’s] mind he’s probably going, ‘if I’m gonna do another match next year might be a good time.’ Because do you really want to do it at 48, 49? Maybe, but I know he doesn’t want to go in there when he doesn’t have his speed anymore and when he’s not as good as he once was. I don’t see him wanting to be that guy… maybe he would.
Because let’s face it he can get through anything just based on the fact that he’s technically sound and he has incredible charisma and he’s The Rock. It’s not like he has to go in there and do a bunch of really quick armdrags and things like that. He can just talk his way through a match or just basic his way through a match. But I don’t see him as a guy who wants to go in there when he’s diminished.
Finally, Meltzer said that the Rock could very well be working a program with Roman Reigns for the show next year. Meltzer said that it didn’t appeal him at first but after some serious thought, it does sound sensible.
Someone suggested to me the idea of [The Rock] and Roman Reigns in a match. At first, I thought, ‘eh it doesn’t really appeal to me. I feel like that could be something that could appeal to [The Rock]. Again, for Roman Reigns, if they’re trying to get Roman Reigns over something big, I mean The Rock will do the job for him that’s not even a question. In [WWE’s] mind if they want to get Roman over as a big Superstar, you know that’s a match that makes sense from everyone’s perspective.