Roman Reigns and his cousin The Rock have not faced each other in the ring, but it seems like a dream match that is destined to happen. The Rock wants that match to benefit himself according to Paul Heyman.
While speaking to Ariel Helwani on ESPN, Paul Heyman brought up the fact that Roman Reigns never called out Dwayne Johnson, and neither did his Special Counsel. He continued to say that The Rock was the one who called out Roman Reigns.
Heyman said that The Rock is “looking to get the celebrity rub” off of the Tribal Chief as he chases this match. The Great One knows where to find Roman Reigns if he wants to have a meeting of the minds.
“Oh, I’m sure Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson sure hopes so. Let’s examine this from a realistic point of view – Roman Reigns never mentioned Dwayne Johnson’s name. Paul Heyman never mentioned Dwayne Johnson’s name. So you can’t categorize this as ‘The biggest star on FOX Network’, let alone the biggest star on SmackDown, let alone the biggest star in WWE is looking to call out a bigger star. We never mentioned Dwayne Johnson’s name.”
“The Rock mentioned Roman Reigns’ name. The Rock called out Roman Reigns. The Rock is positioning himself to get the celebrity rub off of Roman Reigns, and you know what? God bless The Rock for doing it. He’s always thinking; he’s very sharp. He’s always thinking box office, but he’s not the only box office attraction beeping in front of Vince McMahon’s door saying, ‘I want to work with Roman Reigns’. Every other huge box office attraction, from celebrities, to sports celebrities, to mixed martial artists – Daniel Cormier – to sports entertainers, to legends from sports entertainment, are all banging down Vince’s door saying, ‘Please put me in the main event of WrestleMania to work with Roman Reigns.’ He’s the single hottest box office attraction in WWE and he’s the biggest star on FOX, and he’s only scratching the surface of how far he can go in this new presentation.”
WrestleMania 37 could include The Rock vs Roman Reigns. That match seems likely, but it’s impossible to accurately predict anything with so many unpredictable elements in today’s world.
Paul Heyman seems very confident in Roman Reigns’ position in WWE, and he’s going to wait for that big match against The Rock to come to them.
Thanks to Wrestling Inc for the quote