It’s worth a try. There are very few instances where a wrestler becomes bigger than the promotion they are in. Every now and then though, it becomes clear that a wrestler has nothing left to accomplish in the sport and it is time to move on. That has only taken place a handful of times in wrestling history but now one of the biggest names of all time might be heading back to the wrestling world.

According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, WWE is hoping that this year’s Survivor Series will be a major show. The company is hoping to hold the event at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, as well as having the Rock appear at the show. There is nothing to suggest that a deal has been made at this time and it is not clear if Rock would be available for the show in the first place. The Rock made his WWE debut at Survivor Series in 1996.

Should this happen, there is a chance that it could be part of the build towards a Universal Title match between the Rock and Roman Reigns. WWE has reportedly wanted to run the match, though Rock would only wrestle if he could set an attendance record. This could take place either at WrestleMania 38 near Dallas in 2022 or at WrestleMania 39 near Los Angeles the following year. As was the case before though, there is no word on any deal being reached for such a match.

He has been there before. Check out Rock at Survivor Series:

FULL MATCH - John Cena & The Rock vs. The Miz & R-Truth: Survivor Series 2011

FULL MATCH - Triple H vs The Rock vs Big Show - WWE Title Triple Threat Match: Survivor Series 1999

The Rock’s Debut (1996)

Opinion: This is one of those things that I could see happening but I won’t believe until I see it. The one good thing about the Rock is that he will in fact show up every now and then. WWE would be crazy not to try and do something with him if he is available, though that is a very big if as well. Rock vs. Reigns is as much of a dream match as you can get in WWE these days and if this is the start of the build, I guess I could live with it.

Do you think Rock will be at the show? Will Rock vs. Reigns ever happen? 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, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.

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