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The Rock: SENSATIONAL update on his WWE WrestleMania 40 status

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The wrestling world has been buzzing with anticipation ever since Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson made a surprise return to WWE on the September 15th edition of SmackDown.

This marked his first appearance since 2019, sparking widespread speculation about his potential involvement in WrestleMania 40.

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The Rock: Return and Speculation

Following his unexpected return, fans were quick to discuss the possibility of “The Great One” stepping back into the ring for another iconic match.

Before his recent WWE comeback, Johnson had even hinted at a potential face-off with the Undisputed WWE Universal Champion, Roman Reigns, during an interview on the Pat McAfee Show. However, these talks seemingly didn’t materialise.

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No Plans for Rock vs. Roman at WrestleMania 40

Despite the high hopes of many, recent reports suggest that fans might have to temper their expectations. According to Sports Illustrated’s Justin Barrasso, there are no current plans for Roman Reigns to square off against The Rock at the upcoming WrestleMania 40 in April.

This revelation has certainly taken many by surprise, especially given the history and potential storyline between the two superstars.

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Decision Not in The Rock’s Hands

Insiders close to WWE have shed light on the decision-making process for the WrestleMania 40 main event. Interestingly, the choice of the main event isn’t solely up to The Rock.

Even if a match proposal were to be presented to him, there’s no guarantee that Johnson would give it the green light. This adds another layer of intrigue to the entire situation.

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A Look Back at The Rock’s Last Full Match

For those who might not recall, The Rock hasn’t participated in a full-fledged WWE match since 2013. It was at WrestleMania 29 where he faced off against John Cena, ultimately losing the WWE Championship.

Given this lengthy hiatus, the prospect of his return to the main event scene was always going to be a tantalising one.


  • When did The Rock last appear on WWE programming before his recent return?
    • He last appeared in 2019.
  • Is there a confirmed match between The Rock and Roman Reigns for WrestleMania 40?
    • No, as of now, there are no plans for such a match.
  • When did The Rock last compete in a full WWE match?
    • He last competed in a full match at WrestleMania 29 in 2013 against John Cena.
  • Who will decide the main event for WrestleMania 40?
    • The decision isn’t solely up to The Rock, and even if proposed, there’s no certainty he would accept.
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