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Booker T Offers Thoughts on Speculation The Rock Could Win the WWE Royal Rumble 

Rumours and speculation have surfaced relating The Rock possibly appearing and winning the Royal Rumble match in January, a judgement that may be controversial given his likely absence following WrestleMania. If The Rock wins the Royal Rumble match, he will compete for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship, which is currently occupied by his cousin, Roman Reigns, at WrestleMania. Booker T, a two-time WWE Hall of Famer and current NXT commentator, recently weighed in on the matter.

It’s really simple, according to Booker on The Hall of Fame podcast. If he hopes to win the Royal Rumble and then go to WrestleMania, he’s got the biggest star in Hollywood, if not the top five; d*****, he’s winning. That is how I would phrase it. If he has time off, knows how much money we’re going to be paying him, and he can fit it in, that’s what the story would be. Nevertheless, Booker added that Rock being in the Royal Rumble match isn’t the best way to reach Rock-Reigns at WrestleMania.

I do not even think The Rock got into that match with Roman that way, according to Booker. Rock in the Rumble would not be an option for me. It’s just not the right place for him. The Rock has only won the Royal Rumble once, in 2000. With 19 years between Royal Rumble match victories, Brock Lesnar currently holds the record.

WrestleMania 39 match

Rumours of a WrestleMania 39 match between “The Tribal Chief” Roman Reigns and his cousin Dwayne Johnson continue to circulate. The main event will take place at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, and the company will probably go all out for the Hollywood show. During the most recent episode of Young Rock, observant viewers may have noticed an easter egg that could give credence to a prospective matchup among Reigns and Johnson.

Parts of the series are set in the future, when Johnson is running for the presidency in 2032. During these future sequences, viewers caught a glimpse of a trophy case stuffed with The Rock-related wrestling memorabilia. The top of this trophy case housed three WWE title belts: the classic WWF title that Johnson held during Attitude Era, the WWF Intercontinental Championship, as well as the WWE Universal Championship, which Roman Reigns currently holds. This would not only imply a match, but also that Rock defeated Reigns in the Young Rock timeline.


Sheena Bhandari is a Pro Wrestling Editor and enthusiast, working here at Clout News.