Despite a solid opening weekend for The Rock’s movie Rampage, The Great One is still plugging away with media obligations.
A recent conversation turned to WrestleMania 34, which Rock insisted he wouldn’t attend (a promise he kept). Apparently, a prior engagement kept him from showing up, but discussions were in place for The Rock to take a break from promoting the film and get back in the squared circle.
“Matter of fact, Vince McMahon and I were talking about two months ago trying to figure out what I was going to do if I went back to WrestleMania. He pitched me this really great idea that I’d get involved in a tag match with Ronda Rousey who is of course incredible and I’m very proud of her,” said The Rock. “We couldn’t make it work this time because I was in Shanghai. But, who knows down the line?”
Just three years ago, Stephanie McMahon and Triple H cut off an in-ring promo by the Rock at WrestleMania 31. The Rock eventually stepped out to ringside and brought Rousey into a WWE ring for the first time, setting the wheels in motion for an eventual match by rag-dolling the King of Kings.
Kurt Angle took Rock’s logical place as Rousey’s tag partner and watched on as the former UFC champion capped an incredible WWE debut against McMahon and Triple H.
We’ll see if The Great One ever does step back inside a WWE ring. He hasn’t “officially” wrestled since beating Erick Rowan in about six seconds at WrestleMania 32.