The Rock hasn’t wrestled a match for WWE since WrestleMania 32, but that was an incredibly short match against Erick Rowan that consisted of literally the match’s finish. He could be gearing up for his return, and possibly his first match since 2016.

WrestlingNews reports that a source confirmed that there is a lot of hope that The Rock will wrestle at Survivor Series. They apparently don’t want to just make this an appearance for Dwayne Johnson, because they want him to work a match. His opponent has not been decided at this time.

There was some hope that The Rock would actually wrestle at Survivor Series. The reason why WWE wants The Rock on that show is to celebrate the 25th anniversary of his debut. The Rock debuted in a traditional Survivor Series match in 1996.

The Rock is finishing up Red Notice, a huge project from Netflix and one of the streaming services’ most expensive originals to date, so he could be ready for November’s Survivor Series event. WWE is The Rock’s home and he misses performing in front of his millions and millions of fans. Hollywood’s bright lights and huge paydays have taken a majority of his attention in recent years.


We’ll have to see if WWE can really snag The Rock for Survivor Series, but there is also a ton of hope that he will work WrestleMania. At this point, WWE will use The Rock whenever he is available. Beggars can’t be choosers and they’re likely begging The Rock to return.

What’s your take on The Rock’s WWE return? Will it help in any long term sense of things? Sound off in the comments!

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H Jenkins

Years of experience in writing, journalism, and digging exclusive insider info for Ringside News opened the door for a new opportunity for Jenkins. With a history in finance, he broke into the journalism game by writing on blogs and other freelance websites before branching into sports and entertainment news. Being in tune with pop culture doesn't mean it has to make sense, but he tries. Favorite bands include any group from Seattle who formed between 1991 and 1999. 5 Ozzfests under his belt and 12 Warped Tours, but his last concert was a bluegrass AC/DC cover band that was not 100% terrible.

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