WWE will have a lot more money to play with once their new television deals kick in meaning that they could pay top dollar for exceptional talent. But it doesn’t look like fans will be seeing a return of The Rock anytime soon for a number of reasons.
Dave Meltzer noted on Wrestling Observer Radio that aside from a 9-second encounter like when he took out Luke Harper at WrestleMania 32 it doesn’t look like The Rock will be wrestling again. After all, WWE tried to get Dywane Johnson to come in for WrestleMania 34 and tag with Ronda Rousey against Triple H and Stephanie McMahon but that didn’t work out and The Great One couldn’t even make the Show Of Shows because he was promoting another project.
“There’s too much money in him,” Meltzer continued. “He got hurt he had a hernia the year before he tore the hamstring. So it’s like he’s been getting hurt in his matches already. When you get hurt once you go, ‘it’s one time’ but when you’re getting hurt a lot it’s probably not a good idea especially as he’s getting older and as muscular as he is.”
He went on to explain how The Rock still loves WWE so nobody can say 100% that he won’t wrestle again. But at this point there seem to be some extenuating factors that might keep him from lacing up his boots once again.
As Dwayne Johnson’s name becomes even bigger than The Rock ever was wrestling fans will always pine for his return to the ring. He was electrifying and captivated an entire generation during his amazing run with WWE. But at this point, Johnson’s other commitments and the amount of money movie studios have on the line when it comes to him staying healthy seems to be hindering any kind of actual return for The Rock.
If you factor in the unavoidable truth that everyone gets older and The Rock is 46 then you have another reason why it might only be possible for fans to see him in action on the silver screen from now on.