It is being said that Dana White was not initially comfortable with the idea of Ronda Rousey doing an in ring segment at Wrestlemania. Reports have now surfaced that The Rock played a big part in convincing the UFC president that it would not be nearly as bad as he thought it would be. WWE is hoping that Dwayne Johnson can do a bit more convincing because they want permission for Ronda to work an actual match next year.
April 15, 2015
The media has caught on to the story about how hectic of a travel schedule that The Rock had to endure, in order to be at Wrestlemania. The previous night, he was in New York City, hosting Saturday Night Live. After the event ended, he hung out with the cast member and ate some steaks. The WWE legend immediately rushed to the airport and jumped on a plane to travel overnight to California. He made it in time to practice his segment.
March 31, 2015
When The Rock said at Wrestlemania that he and Ronda Rousey were friends, he actually meant it. The two of them have formed a close bond, as they share the same agent. Both are represented by Brad Slater of William Morris Endeavors. Some say that their relationship played a key part in Ronda being cast in the Furious 7 film that is set to be released worldwide this weekend. WWE would love for the two of them to work a match together.
March 31, 2015
Since the mainstream media has jumped all over the story, everyone should already know that Ronda Rousey got involved in a Wrestlemania segment with The Rock, Triple H and Stephanie McMahon on Sunday night. A lot of eyes turned to Dana White to see what his reaction would be. Much to the surprise of many that don't know how he truly feels about WWE, White stated that he was pleased with how things worked out for everyone.
March 30, 2015
It seems like Hulk Hogan is asked at least once a week about a potential return to the ring. It happened again this week while he was promoting Wrestlemania. The former world heavyweight champion stated that it would only work out if WWE let him work with a top level performer who is already massively popular with the audience. Hogan listed Roman Reigns, Steve Austin, The Rock and John Cena as potential opponents.
March 28, 2015
Earlier in the week, rumors surfaced about a potential main event match between Brock Lesnar and The Rock at Wrestlemania next year in Dallas. The latter was recently asked about that possibility during an interview, and he actually addressed the topic. He stated that it was indeed a possibility. He stated that there would be some interest because WWE would have a chance to break attendance records with a match like that.
March 21, 2015
On the latest episode of Monday Night Raw, WWE fans heard a promo from Brock Lesnar, where he bragged about beating The Rock and sending him away to Hollywood. Management purposely wrote that into the script because they want to leave the door open for a potential main event match between the two of them at Wrestlemania next year. The company knows that they will need a high profile match to fill out that gigantic stadium in Dallas.
March 20, 2015
If WWE decides to go through with the idea of having the world famous Samoan wrestling family showing up at Wrestlemania to celebrate with Roman Reigns when he wins the heavyweight championship from Brock Lesnar, one of the faces out there that you might not be familiar with yet is Lina Fanene. She is currently in the developmental program but not yet a regular on television. She is related to The Rock and is close to his mom.
February 24, 2015
While the company would love for The Rock to be a part of their hall of fame ceremony at Wrestlemania this year, WWE will have to settle for an alternative when it comes to inducting Rikishi. As of right now, management has Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso being the ones to induct their father. There is still a chance that the company could end up getting someone else from the famous Samoan family, but as of right now, the brothers make the most sense.
February 10, 2015
Reports have surfaced that Tamina Snuka is very close to being ready for a WWE return. She has been training with developmental diva Lina Fanene, who also happens to be related to The Rock. While she may be physically capable of returning, it does not guarantee that it will be happening anytime soon. The creative department is swamped right now because of Wrestlemania, so her return could be pushed back until after that pay per view.
February 7, 2015