Things are getting back to normal in the world of sports and that goes for WWE too.
The company is back on the road next month and with that, WWE has big plans as it prepares to welcome fans again – including the return of The Rock.
SummerSlam is the first milestone for WWE with a stadium show.
However, Survivor Series is their last “Big Four” pay-per-view of the year and the company is believed to have some big ideas for the event.
Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer says WWE is hoping to bring in Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson for the show.
Interestingly, it would be 25 years since Rock made his WWE debut at Survivor Series in 1996.
Andrew Zarian of the Mat Men Podcast said WWE has tentatively moved to Barclays Center in Brooklyn to host the event in November.
It is widely believed that The Rock will meet Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 38 next year, and WWE is hoping to use Survivor Series as a platform to start their feud.
The real cousins would hold a real passing torch at WrestleMania and it would be similar to when The Rock faced off against Hulk Hogan in 2002.
Rock has said in the past that if he returns to WWE he would want to take on Reigns and replace him. Reigns also welcomed the whole family game, which is perfect for his scorching Tribal Chief character.
Considering The Rock is a Hollywood sensation these days, he could certainly claim to be the table chef Reigns likes to say he is.
WWE looks to recharge its big stars now that fans are returning to the events if reports are to be believed
John Cena is expected for SummerSlam – against Reigns, ironically – while Brock Lesnar is also expected to re-sign in the near future to bolster the company’s pulling power.
Fans are also speculating that Becky Lynch could return to the SummerSlam season. The Man has been away from the company since May 2020 and became a mom in December of the same year.
There’s usually no smoke without fire when it comes to WWE plans and it makes a lot of sense that Rock v Reigns would be the destination. Rock’s return to the anniversary of his debut to kick off also makes a lot of sense.