It was recently reported by WrestleVotes, which is usually a reliable source, that the original plan for WrestleMania 35 prior to Roman Reigns’ leukaemia diagnosis was for The Rock to win the Royal Rumble and face Reigns at the annual super-show.
Rumble tidbit: Plan at one point was for The Rock to win the Royal Rumble & face Roman Reigns at Mania. That’s obviously not happening. Can Rock still win it & face Lesnar? I guess. Depends what kind of agreement Rock and WWE have. Once plans changed, Rock may have reconsidered.
— WrestleVotes (@WrestleVotes) December 8, 2018
Dave Meltzer of The Wrestling Observer Newsletter responded to this claim on the F4W message board, noting: “This didn’t sound believable, but I checked. Not true at all”
WrestleVotes in turn responded to Meltzer, pointing out that plans often change and reiterating faith in its source’s initial claims.
Seems like @davemeltzerWON is refuting my tweet about Rock & the Rumble. That’s fair. But in wrestling, plans change ALL the time. To say a trusted source didn’t give me this information is dumb. As everyone can tell, my sources are usually pretty good. So I believe them. Still.
— WrestleVotes (@WrestleVotes) December 12, 2018
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