WWE always tries to plan ahead when it comes to WrestleMania and according to WrestleVotes on Twitter, the company had big ideas for The Rock this year.
According to WrestleVotes, WWE’s original plan was to have The Rock make a surprise return at the Royal Rumble and win the 30-man match, putting himself into the main event of WrestleMania 35.
The original idea would have seen The Rock go one on one with Roman Reigns, likely for the Universal Championship but of course with Roman’s current situation, those plans are no longer taking place.
However, it is interesting that WWE had these plans for The Rock as that could show that he is at least interested in competing again at WrestleMania and there is a chance he could still be in line to win the Rumble.
WWE has wanted to have The Rock go one on one with Brock Lesnar for several years now and with the Beast currently being the Universal Champion if the People’s Champion was to win the Royal Rumble it could set that matchup for the Grandest Stage Of Them All.
Rumble tidbit: Plan at one point was for The Rock to win the Royal Rumble & face Roman Reigns at Mania. That’s obviously not happening. Can Rock still win it & face Lesnar? I guess. Depends what kind of agreement Rock and WWE have. Once plans changed, Rock may have reconsidered.
— WrestleVotes (@WrestleVotes) December 8, 2018