While no confirmation has been made on whether Dwayne is now back for a match, many are hoping this return will lead to him finally facing off against his family member, The Tribal Chief, and Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns, at WrestleMania 40 next year.
If he does indeed face Reigns, we are going to take a look at four potential opponents that he can face in preparation for his match with The Head of The Table.
#4. The Rock faces an awesome foe
One top name that was a thorn in The Rock’s side when he last worked a part-time schedule in WWE was The Miz.
In 2011, The Awesome One looked to get one over on the then-host of WrestleMania, with him impersonating The Great One on an episode of RAW.
Speaking on the Out of Character with Ryan Satin, The Miz looked back on his tag team match against Johnson at Survivor Series 2011.
“Taking The Rock’s People’s Elbow at Survivor Series when he hasn’t come back to wrestle in like eight years. I mean, being able to be in that first match, to be able to go up against [John] Cena and Rock in Rock’s first ever match back to be able to take the People’s Elbow was incredible. Because, I mean, I remember being on the real world going home and being like, ‘What do I want to do with the rest of my life,’ looking on the shelf and there’s a Rock action figure, and saying, I want to be a WWE Superstar, and there I am, like 15 years later in the middle of the ring in Rock’s first match back in eight years,” said Miz. [From 38:55 to 39:43]