The Rock returning in time for WWE WrestleMania 39 has long been rumored.
However, now it has emerged that doesn’t appear to be happening, which will come as a big disappointment to those who have been waiting years for The Rock vs. Roman Reigns for years now.
It has previously been reported that WWE had been waiting for a decision from Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson regarding his WrestleMania status in order for creative to put plans in place.
Johnson reportedly doesn’t feel he is in ring shape and will not have the time to train in time for the big event in April.
During the latest Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer revealed WWE knew for a while that Rock felt he couldn’t get in the right ring shape by WrestleMania
“Anything is possible, and it’s certainly possible he could be keeping everything a secret from all by one or two people, but the word is that he doesn’t have the time to get in the shape….All along, if he has the time to do it, he will do it. Put it this way, most are of the opinion that it’s not happening, and it’s been for months. Those on the inside thought the odds were not good based on that thing because (his schedule)….There’s no such thing as 100% because it’s a very secretive business. Within the company, it’s not looking good,” Meltzer said.