If you smell the money Rock is counting. The Saudi Arabian shows have turned the WWE world upside down. While the first show didn’t exactly have a huge effect on storylines, it certainly changed the way television worked, as the Greatest Royal Rumble and now Crown Jewel are being treated as major events. Those major events need major stars, and that might be about to be cranked way up.
According to Dirtysheets.com, Saudi Arabian officials want to have the Rock appear at the April WWE show in their country as WWE Champion in exchange for $20 million. There have also been rumors to Rock facing Roman Reigns for the Universal Title at WrestleMania 35, meaning Rock becoming champion isn’t the most shocking idea in the world. Rock is rumored to possibly make $4 for the match with Reigns, which would be $24 million for two matches.
In case you forgot about his cool returns.
Opinion: I mean, if you can get that kind of money for working less than an hour combined, well done indeed. Now that being said, I’d be stunned if this actually happens. I know the money is likely available, but at the same time there are so many different things that would have to fall in place for this to happen. Above all else though, Rock would have to actually say yes, and I’m not sure I can see that happening.
Do you think this will happen? If it does, who will take the title from Rock? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his Amazon author page with 28 wrestling books. His latest book is the the Complete 2003 Smackdown Reviews.
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