Old School WWF Legend The Rock appeared on The Pat McAfee Show today and revealed that him facing Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns in the main event of WrestleMania 39 was a ‘lock’.
Rock said he wanted to do something unprecedented with The Tribal Chief, which they couldn’t figure out in time for WrestleMania Hollywood, so they decided not to do that match just for the sake of doing it.
The Great One is open to facing The Head of the Table at WrestleMania 40, given that the WWE writers find that ‘never done before’ unprecedented thing for this match.
Below is what The People’s Champion said:
“All right, so The Rock headlining WrestleMania with Roman Reigns. SoFi Stadium, that was locked. What we were doing, the way we were doing it, we knew we were doing it. We were doing it.
But let me just tell you, so about in the beginning of 2022, Nick Khan, who we know… he’s the man. He was very instrumental in bringing Vince and I together. We all flew to LA, we met, we sat. This is the beginning in 2022, and we broke out the Teramana. We toasted life, toasted the business we love, and about an hour later, we started talking about the potential of what this match could be between myself and Roman Reigns, headlining WrestleMania at SoFi and we shook hands and we hugged right there, all three of us at the table and said ‘let’s do this’.
And so the North Star, though. So then we had a year to really think about this. So the North Star thought was, okay, let’s not do something good. Let’s not do something great. Let’s do something unprecedented. And it was in what we can create for the fans that has never been done before. A match. Great. Roman is, an incredible athlete. He’s going to be on Mount Rushmore. Good dude, my cousin’s family. Amazing. We can have the match, but the bigger thought was what can we do for the fans in this business that we love that will where WrestleMania isn’t the end of something, it’s actually the beginning of something bigger.
So we got really, really close, but we couldn’t actually nail what that thing was. So we decided to put our pencils down and then we agreed, ‘Hey, listen, there’s a merger coming up. Eventually, that will happen. There’s WrestleMania in Philadelphia.’
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 a$$es off.
What can we do to put them in a position where they’re part of something that is a new change in era in this world of pro wrestling? Again, Vince is a big-picture thinker, as you know. And this is why we’ve gotten along for years. Just trying to think big picture.”
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