Dwayne Johnson, aka The Rock, may currently be the toast of Hollywood with a glut of big blockbuster movies on the way but he’s still got unfinished business in WWE.
That’s according to his old rival and current head honcho over at WWE, Triple H, who revealed that plans for a much-anticipated rematch between the pair were very much still on the cards. Triple H revealed his confidence that Johnson would one day return during a Facebook live chat that took place on a recent visit to India.
“Do you know the one thing about The Rock is that he’s in Hollywood, he’s making movies, and doing a million different things, but in his heart, he’s still WWE. And if you’re a fan of his, don’t ever think differently because I know how he is,” Triple H said.
“He can make all the movies he wants, do all the projects he wants, as can I, but there is nothing in the world like standing in front of the WWE Universe and have that whether it’s 5,000 or 100,000, just going crazy, and knowing that you have those emotions in the palm of your hand, and can control that. There’s no feeling in the world like that. And I think that’s just who he is.”
It is worth remembering that The Rock is part of a wrestling dynasty. His dad wrestled under the name Rocky Johnson while his maternal grandfather “High Chief” Peter Maivia was a wrestler. His cousin Nia Jax wrestles and he’s linked to the legendary Anoa’I wrestling family.
Triple H is therefore confident that the long-discussed match-up between himself and Johnson – two legends from the WWE glory days of the Attitude Era – will happen. It’s simply a case of when.
“About two years ago, he and I did a backstage promo with each other where we talked about WrestleMania and the competitive nature of that and it lit the internet about the possibility of it. It’s something we’ve discussed. It’s just making schedules work. He’s pretty busy – me too – so it’s making schedules work. But look, right place, right time, I’ll dance one more time with ‘The Great One’, Rock,” he said.
For now, Johnson is busy dealing with the fallout from his recent spat with Fast & Furious co-star Tyrese Gibson while also preparing for his spin-off movie as Luke Hobbs alongside Jason Statham’s Deckard Shaw.
But when he does decide to return, whether it’s for a one-off match at Wrestlemania or longer stint, he’s going to be facing one hell of a fight.
Loaded staff writer Jack Beresford has produced content for Lad Bible, Axonn Media and a variety of online sports and news media outlets.