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
During a recent interview with Sports Illustrated, The Rock revealed that he still keeps in touch with Triple H via text messages. He stated that the two of them are discussing a potential match against one another at Wrestlemania next year. They both want to break the record since it will be in the gigantic AT&T Stadium in Dallas. Dwayne Johnson stated that he is not opposed to the idea if they can come up with something that will be great.
May 19, 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
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