- WWE fans had dreamt of seeing The Rock return to WrestleMania next year
- 51-year-old made his return to the ring in September after a four year absence
- Roman Reigns’s opponent for the main event has been revealed
WWE fans have been left disappointed by a recent report that states the company have ‘no plans’ to feature Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson at WrestleMania 40.
The 51-year-old turned heads in September when he told Pat McAfee there were talks for him to take on Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 39.
However, those plans fell through and led many to speculate he could make his long-anticipated return next year.
But according to a report from Sports Illustrated, the film star is not in the running to dethrone Reigns due, in part, to his multiple obligations and relentless movie-making schedule.
It states that ‘there are currently no plans’ for The Rock to appear and even if he was offered the chance to feature ‘it would not be a certainty that Johnson would accept’.
The Rock’s busy movie-making schedule makes an appearances at WrestleMania unlikely
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson made his return to the WWE at a SmackDown show in September
Cody Rhodes is set to meet Roman Reigns in the main event at WrestleMania 40 next year
Reigns is instead set to face off against the American Nightmare, Cody Rhodes, who has been earmarked to finish his story.
The Rock made his first return to the ring on an episode of SmackDown in Denver, Colorado in September.
He had been absent since October 2019 – when he appeared on the SmackDown 20th anniversary show.
The Hobbs and Shaw star was met with massive cheers from the crowd at Ball Arena – who were then treated to a small display of his wrestling capabilities.