The next big Wrestlemania 39 match in Los Angeles will be between Roman Reigns and The Rock. Reigns, who has been WWE Universal Champion for nearly 600 days, was recently defeated by Brock Lesnar in order to win the WWE Championship, unifying both of the top titles.
Many have wondered if The Rock could challenge this title, now that Reigns holds the top two titles in WWE and is establishing himself as the “Tribal chief” of his legendary pro wrestling family. Many have speculated about the possibility of doing something similar to The Rock vs. John Cena which was the main event at Wrestlemania one year ago.
If Reigns’ advocate Paul Heyman had anything to say, he would go a different way. Heyman said that he doesn’t like setting the stage a year before Wrestlemania, because so much can happen between now and then. He said:
Why? Why would you do it? Because then they’re telling everybody that for the next 364 days nothing [that Roman does] matters until The Rock. If Dwayne Johnson wants to step up to Roman Reigns, then Dwayne Johnson should step up to Roman Reigns, and we’ll set the match, and we’ll go for it. But to go for it a year from now? That’s a long time.
A lot can happen in a year. What if I say to Roman Reigns, ‘take 30 days off and do a movie just to show Dwayne Johnson who’s a bigger box office attraction in film? Which, it would be Roman Reigns, and Roman Reigns is a better actor than Dwayne Johnson, to be blunt. I mean there’s a lot that could happen. You got a year.
Paul Heyman raises an interesting point. It would be hard for The Rock to commit to such a task due to his busy Hollywood schedule. There are plenty of other opponents for Reigns in the interim. One Superstar, who recently returned to the company, already has his sights on a World Championship. For now, however, it leads to “The Head Of The Table.”