The upcoming Jinder Mahal vs. Brock Lesnar match at Survivor Series is a non-title match but a champion vs. champion match should be a big deal. Unfortunately, there are still a lot of fans that don’t buy Mahal as a top star so WWE is looking to add something to the match to add intrigue.
As previously noted, John Cena has been discussed as a possibility as the special referee. If Cena is the plan as Mahal’s opponent at WrestleMania then it would make sense to kick off the feud with Cena costing Mahal the match. However, Vince McMahon is considering two other names that are not currently with WWE.
As first reported in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Vince McMahon is also considering Stone Cold Steve Austin and The Rock. The question here is whether they would want to do it. The Rock’s schedule will be a factor and it would cost a lot to get him or Austin to do it.
Before any rumors start, it should be noted that Austin will likely never wrestle again and it’s unlikely that we’ll see Rock vs. Lesnar at WrestleMania, even though WWE wanted to do that for WrestleMania 30 in New Orleans. Austin has been adamant about being retired and never wanting to do another match. It’s unclear if we would ever see The Rock in a serious wrestling match again because movie studios don’t want him to risk an injury that would delay production.
Catch up on some of the trending news items from the last 24 hours below:
- Who else was called to replace Bray Wyatt at TLC?
- Jeff Jarrett enters WWE-sponsored rehab
- WWE is apparently ready to move on from Neville
- Former WWE star comes clean about her addiction issues
- The Rock reportedly encouraged Nia Jax to walk out of WWE if she was unhappy