Back at Wrestlemania 15, The Rock worked the main event against Steve Austin. Well, he recently revealed that the match almost never happened because of backstage politics. Apparently, several of the veterans were against the fact that someone so young was ahead of them on the card. They tried lobbying to Vince McMahon, but it did not work because he wanted that main event to happen.
August 10, 2015
Much has been discussed about the rumored backstage heat between Vince McMahon and Steve Austin as of late. We might know what initially started the friction between the two. Austin revealed in an interview with Sports Illustrated that WWE lied to him during his last appearance at Wrestlemania. He was promised that he would be the last to come out during his segment with Hulk Hogan, but they gave that honor to The Rock instead.
May 7, 2015
Some misinformation is being spread around by the internet wrestling community once again, as word going around is that Jeff Jarrett recently revealed that he cannot stand The Rock. People are also claiming that it was revealed that the two of them nearly came to blows a couple of times backstage. Those that read the interview thoroughly would tell you that no such statements were made by Jarrett. The two of them get along just fine.
February 23, 2015
We are a couple of hours away from the Royal Rumble and a huge buzz has been created because of a simple tease on social media by The Rock, who happens to be in Philadelphia, the city hosting the pay per view. Reports are surfacing that he definitely has been in touch with WWE and an involvement tonight is on the plate. At the very least, he will be visiting backstage. However, management wants more than that from him.
January 25, 2015
Up until a couple of weeks ago, the hope that The Rock was going to be working Wrestlemania 31 was very much still in the air backstage in WWE. However, with the former world heavyweight champion picking up movie gigs left and right, the optimism has diminished quite a bit. Management initially had hoped that he would return and work a big match against Triple, so much that they even teased it on television. The program has been reportedly ruled out completely now.
December 9, 2014