Wrestlemania 35 setup could face a big problem in the absence of WWE’s marquee superstars. Roman Reigns is out of the WWE programming for an indefinite amount of time. He is fighting the terrible disease of Leukemia and has to go through a long treatment process. So the franchise player of the WWE will not be able to perform at the biggest stage of them all.
Another reliable player will also miss Wrestlemania 35 whose name is Triple H. The COO of the company has always been a trusted player of the WWE to deliver a marquee match. But a torn pectoral muscle might not allow him to compete at the next edition from New York. Accordingly, WWE officials cannot include him into any storyline process to culminate a match.
So who could be the proper replacement for these two at Wrestlemania? Reports are out claiming that The Rock might return to occupy this slot. WWE officials are hell-bent to bring the former franchise player for another main event of Wrestlemania. Only this comeback could make up the combined absence of Triple H and Roman Reigns.
As per the reports of The Dirty Sheets, officials are planning to involve The Rock in a Universal Championship match. This means a rematch from Summerslam 2002 could be in the works against Brock Lesnar. It is almost certain that the current champion will drop his title setting up another contest between these two. (Courtesy wwfoldschool.com)
“According to the Dirty Sheets, WWE officials want The Rock to defeat Brock Lesnar for the Universal Championship at WrestleMania 35 and then do the rematch in April at the Saudi Arabia show. If WWE is unable to secure The Rock, then it’s going to be Braun Strowman defeating Brock Lesnar for the Universal Championship.”
Braun Strowman was the original choice to win the Universal Championship at Crown Jewel PPV event. But his negative backstage attitude might have pushed the current planning for him. So in case, The Rock chooses not to work at Wrestlemania, the Monster among Men could receive his crowning moment at the biggest event of the year.
The Rock was in a main event of Wrestlemania, six years ago at the same venue of MetLife Stadium in New York. He is definitely willing to come back for another such match. But his Hollywood commitments could turn out to be the biggest bar for his appearance. Otherwise, putting the two-part timers in the main event of the show is the best possible option from a WWE perspective.