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Disappointing Rock-Roman Reigns WrestleMania Idea Emerges

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Are potential WWE spoilers labeled **spoiler alerts**?

According to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer, WWE has discussed a tag team match for WrestleMania 38 in Dallas that’d pair Roman Reigns with one of the Uso brothers opposite The Rock and the other Uso. WrestleMania 38 is scheduled for Sunday, April 3, 2022.

Meltzer notes that the tag match is viewed as a “concession” to protect The Rock from a potential injury that could affect his film schedule. Insurance deals associated with movie films are the primary reason why The Rock and John Cena have been unable to compete at marquee WWE events of late.

A tag match would significantly limit The Rock’s activity in the ring and require him to take fewer bumps.

Though a tag match makes sense as Reigns, The Rock, and Jimmy and Jey Uso are real-life cousins, this is not the match wrestling fans want. Instead, the money match is a singles bout between The Rock and Reigns, the current face of the WWE, a title which The Rock once carried.

Presumably, if WWE can’t clear The Rock for a singles match for WrestleMania 38, it’d look to use the Uso’s match as a launching pad for Reigns vs. The Rock at WrestleMania 39. Reigns previously said that WrestleMania 39 in Los Angeles is the most logical date for a clash with The Rock. 

Presumable but foolish.

Wasting The Rock’s return in a meaningless tag match would dilute his inevitable clash with Reigns, which would be WWE’s biggest match since The Rock’s WrestleMania main event with John Cena in 2013. 

That said, Fightful indicates that WWE is not worried about this and plans “to do whatever [it] can to get interest” using The Rock.

I guess there are worse problems to have.

Written by Bobby Burack

Bobby Burack covers media, politics, and sports at OutKick.

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  1. Here we go again running out 50 year old retired wrestlers in the ring. Ever heard of developing new talent? Pro wrestling is the absolute worst at developing talent apparently. They’re always using retreads instead of replacing. They should take note from mlb on how to build an effective minor league development system.

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