The Rock is rumored to appear at WWE WrestleMania 39 in a match against his cousin Roman Reigns.
The match has been in the works for several years now, with the big show in April 2023 seemingly the destination.
However, fans still aren’t sure when The Rock will return to WWE TV, and the conflicting reports that have surfaced online aren’t helping matters.
What are the latest reports on The Rock?
This week, the Wrestling Spectator It was noted that The Rock could return to WWE at the Royal Rumble in January, which is sooner than fans expected for his return.
A Royal Rumble return makes sense as The Rock is expected to face Reigns for his controversial WWE Universal title at WrestleMania next year.
However, a new report Ringside News The Rock claims he shouldn’t be at the Royal Rumble in January.
“The Rock Royal will not be at the Rumble,” Ringside News has confirmed with a tenured member of the creative team.
Ringside News reporter Steve Carrier reiterated his report with a follow-up tweet, explaining that The Rock is not scheduled to be at the big WWE show on January 28, 2023, as you can see below.
The Road to WrestleMania has a lot of people excited. So, there are a lot of rumors going around about The Rock right now.
As of this writing, we can confirm that The Rock will not be at the Royal Rumble next year. pic.twitter.com/HvuZrdc8nl
— Steve Carrier (@steve_carrier) of Ringside News November 23, 2022
So, while The Rock looks set to return to WWE in 2023, fans don’t really know when to expect the Hollywood megastar’s return.
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Latest news on The Rock
It’s worth noting that WWE has yet to officially confirm that The Rock will be returning to WWE next year for a match with Reigns at WrestleMania.
However, all signs from various reputable reports point towards Dwayne Johnson returning to professional wrestling in 2023.
If The Rock doesn’t return at the Royal Rumble, which is up in the air right now, then WWE will have to see how he will challenge for the world titles at WrestleMania.
It could also indicate that WWE is planning to vacate the world titles before then, allowing the winner of the Royal Rumble to move on and challenge for the world title at Reigns come WrestleMania 39.
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