It’s been reported for months that WWE wants to have The Rock appear at this year’s Survivor Series as it will be the 25th anniversary of his WWE debut. It would also kick off the build to a match with Roman Reigns should his acting schedule allow him to work a match at WrestleMania next year.
Andrew Zarian provided an update on the Mat Men podcast. Because The Rock is filming a movie outside of the United States around Survivor Series, he won’t appear live, but could do a pre-taped video that would air.
“Little update on The Rock – he is apparently in Australia during Survivor Series. Now does that mean that he won’t be doing something at Survivor Series? They’re definitely gonna mention it. They’re definitely gonna talk about it. There will be maybe a video appearance or something that’s planned. But he’s not gonna be there, and it really looks like the focus has shifted to moving a Roman/Rock match to LA (WrestleMania 39 in 2023). I’ll say it this way – there are people that are adamant that it needs to take place in Los Angeles. They’re adamant. There are certain people that say, ‘No, this match should not happen at Dallas (WrestleMania 38 in 2022), it should happen in LA.
“There’s a lot of back-and-forth happening right now with this, but originally, this was happening. Multiple sources from in the company, out of the company, told me that the plan was this. Where it goes from here, we’ll find out.”
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