Reigning WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns believes that facing The Rock at Wrestlemania 39 just makes sense.
REIGNS SEES THE MATCH AS AN ENCOUNTER BETWEEN BOX OFFICE ATTRACTIONS
Reigns believes that booking him against his high-profile cousin at Wrestlemania 39 is a sensible proposal, as the Hollywood aspect of that particular ‘Mania show will provide a boost to the match.
Speaking with Ryan Satin of Fox Sports, “The Tribal Chief” said that as The Rock is the biggest box office attraction in Hollywood, and he himself is the biggest box office attraction in the world of sports entertainment, he thinks their match can create a magical environment.
“We’ll go to Hollywood for WrestleMania 39, and I think it just makes sense. He’s the biggest box office attraction for the big screen. So, to be able to take that and match it up with the biggest box office attraction in sports entertainment, I think some magic would be made,” Reigns commented.
THE MATCH HAS BEEN A POPULAR PROPOSAL OVER THE YEARS
The Rock versus Roman Reigns has been a popular proposal over the years. Especially since “The Big Dog” took a villainous turn to become “The Tribal Chief,” fans have been clamouring for a Wrestlemania match between the duo, ideally at Wrestlemania 37, which was previously supposed to be held in California with “Hollywood” marketing.
However, it was recently revealed that Wrestlemania 37 will now be held at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. The stadium was the planned spot for Wrestlemania 36, but in a last-minute change necessitated by the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, the location had to be changed. The SoFi Stadium has now been announced as the planned host of the 39th edition of WWE’s mega-event, with the 38th edition scheduled to be held at AT&T Stadium at Arlington, Texas.
‘THE TRIBAL CHIEF’ HAS EARNED THE PRAISE OF FANS
Reigns’ return as a heel wrestler and being paired with Paul Heyman has led to his new persona being widely praised thanks in part to the storytelling and character-building behind it. In the past, the transition to a heroic main event singles act in 2014 had created dwindling fan support and later, downright fan hostility towards his character, made intense by WWE’s nonchalance in listening to the fans and instead of continuing to build Reigns as a mega heroic character.