The Rock is set to return to WWE next year to face Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 39, at least if reports are to be believed.
Reports from Wrestling SpectatorIt’s been claimed that as early as 2021, plans for an April 2023 show will feature a match between The Rock and his real-life cousin.
Vince McMahon floated the idea during his time running WWE, but new head of creative Triple H was a big fan and seemed intent on booking the match himself.
Ricochet’s wild prediction for The Rock v Roman Reigns
Reports from Wrestle Votes Roman Reigns has indicated that he will hold either the WWE Championship or the Universal Championship by next year’s show.
Reigns is currently the undisputed WWE Universal Champion, but as you can see from the report below, it appears that there has been talk of separating the titles soon, giving Roman just one.
The situation with world titles and Roman rule is “complicated”, according to one source. They want to go into “Manic Season” and WrestleMania with 2 champions, but they don’t want Reigns to lose first. I’m told HHH & co are open to all things creative here.
— Wrestle Votes (@WrestleVotes) September 13, 2022
Regardless of which titles he goes on the show with, many fans are expecting Roman to defeat The Rock at WrestleMania if the match takes place.
Rock is the best in the world. Who else would it be, you know what I mean? I mean, Roman is on such a weird roll right now, I want to get my hands on him too. Roman is Roman but I will never say no one can beat me. But, The Rock is just, I don’t know what to say. What can you say? He can do anything.
What are WWE’s plans for Ricochet?
Ricochet has been undefeated on WWE TV since Triple H took over as head of creative following Vince McMahon’s retirement.
While Ricochet doesn’t offer a juicy story to sink his teeth into, the new WWE leadership team clearly sees something in him, giving the former NXT star several big wins.
In the past two months, Ricochet has defeated Happy Corbin and Sami Zayn in singles matches.
Since the 33-year-old returned to NXT for a match against North American Champion Carmelo Hayes at Worlds Collide on September 4, he has suffered losses despite not being on the main roster.
For more news on what WWE has planned for Ricochet as we head into 2023 and wrap up 2022, stay tuned to GiveMeSport.