Dwayne Johnson’s last full-length WWE program came in 2013 against John Cena, with his seemingly final match going down three years later at WrestleMania 32 against Erick Rowan. When asked if he would defend the Universal Championship title “if he were able to take it from his cousin Roman,” per Comicbook.com, Johnson responded, “I think possibly, you know, there might be another match down the road. It would have to make sense.”
Johnson has been a major mentor to Reigns, his second cousin, throughout his tenure at WWE. So it would make sense for the duo to face off for his final match. “I continue to encourage him to keep doing your thing, keep sharpening those skills,” Johnson explained. “I think he’s doing a great job with his promo, his execution, his in-ring work. It all continues to improve and grow.
The “Red Notice” star continued, “And that’s always the best part, I think, about that world of professional wrestling is that when someone gets anointed and given the ball to run, they either score a touchdown with it or they don’t. But then some, not only score a touchdown with it, but then they begin to change the way the game is played. And in Roman’s case, he’s slowly doing that.”
Whether Johnson will actually return to face Reigns in the ring, we’ll just have to wait to find out.