The Rock called in to "The Dan Patrick Show" earlier today to promote his new HBO show "Ballers." During the conversation he revealed that he almost teamed with Ray Lewis at a WrestleMania during the Attitude era. The idea was for Rock to team with Lewis against a top heel and someone else. He didn't say which WrestleMania it would have been. Rock and Ray Lewis are good friends in real life so it's not too surprising.
“Both of them have, you know, they’ve got big personalities. Both of those guy would’ve done a great job. There was a time when WWE was at its height during a certain era, what we call now The Atttiude Era, when I was there, Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Undertaker, and guys like that. There was a time where we were actually recruiting both those guys (Lewis and Warren Sapp) to come in and have a big match, and we’d gotten very close with having a big match, bringing in Ray Lewis. And we were gonna have a big tag team match with myself, Ray Lewis, as tag team partners against whoever the top heels were at the time, probably Triple H, I think, and somebody else. It was gonna be a big WrestleMania match but we could never … it had nothing to do with the creative, just more-so scheduling, but we were very, very excited. We came very close to that. But both those guys would’ve done great in the ring. And they're just really, really exceptional athletes.”
You can listen to the interview below. The Ray Lewis talk starts around the 2:35 mark.
For those that have asked, the plan is for The Rock vs. Triple H at WrestleMania 32 in Dallas.