Triple H Doesn't Think The Rock Wrestling At WrestleMania 39 Is In The Cards

Triple H comments on the possibility of The Rock wrestling at WrestleMania 39.

WrestleMania is once again going Hollywood for a two-night event on April 1 and 2. With WrestleMania being in Hollywood and The Rock being one of the biggest stars in Hollywood, rumors have circulated for years that The Rock would be part of the event and potentially face Roman Reigns.

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The Royal Rumble came and went without The Rock making an appearance and Triple H is doubtful that we'll see "The Great One" wrestling at WrestleMania 39.

"Apparently he can't get in shape in time. That's what all you tell me," Triple H said with a laugh during the WWE Royal Rumble press conference. It was reported by the Wrestling Observer that Rock indicated he wouldn't be able to get in shape for the match. "He looked pretty jacked, I thought. I saw Black Adam the other day and I didn't think it was the uniform. He's incredibly busy. I can say this, as a guy that, we grew up as two young kids fighting each other for the spot and having battles over it and, in the best way, pushing each other. We all were in that time. I know, for him....I was at a large Emmy event a few years ago and there was a poster of him. I think he was about to drop the People's Elbow on me. He was standing over me in this photo and it's a hyper-focused incredibly detailed picture. As I'm looking at the picture, I realized he had goosebumps all over him, standing over me. I took a picture of it and sent it to him. I said, 'You don't get this in Hollywood, do you?' It's a rush, but after the 12th time you've done that take, probably not as exciting as the first couple. There is nothing like this, nothing. I know for him, and I know his family and background, there is a part of him that, if he could be here for this and for this WrestleMania in Hollywood, he would turn over every stone and walk through fire to be able to do it, if he could."

Triple H then stated, "I just don't think it's in the cards. Then again, I don't know. We always have conversations with him because he loves it so much and we'd love for him to be a part of it. He's the biggest star in Hollywood and maybe the most recognizable person on the planet. Why wouldn't we want him to be part of it? This is his home. It's an open invitation. We don't lock the door. He has an open invitation to walk through it anytime he wants, but he's incredibly busy. I think that respect factors both ways. He wouldn't want to do it unless he could absolutely do it. There is no way he would show up here and half-ass it. There is no way he would show up here and not come in and want to put every single thing he had into it to make it the best it could possibly be. Unless he could do that, it won't happen. He knows the door is open and when he has the time and availability to do it, he can come in and electrify everybody."

Roman Reigns is still the Undisputed WWE Universal Champion following Royal Rumble, defeating Kevin Owens in the main event. Cody Rhodes won the 2023 men's Royal Rumble, earning him a shot at the Undisputed WWE Universal Title at WrestleMania 39.

Fans can find Roman's comments on The Rock's wrestling status by clicking here.

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