WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns appeared on ESPN’s First Take on Wednesday morning to promote match against Braun Strowman this Friday on SmackDown.
One of the topics that came up once again was the possibility of wrestling his cousin, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Roman Reigns vs. The Rock is arguably the biggest match WWE could possibly promote, so this is an intriguing hypothetical.
Last month, The Rock stated that if he ever returned to work one more match at WrestleMania, then Roman Reigns would be the ideal opponent. In fact, The Rock said he’d be “honored” to put Reigns over.
During his appearance on First Take, Reigns kept the conversation going. He said it would be “amazing” for The Rock to use his star power to once again shine a spotlight on the WWE product for a whole new audience.
“It would be amazing, Reigns said. “I think for any Superstar of my generation to have someone on his level, someone that has done so much not only in sports entertainment, but the movie industry, entertainment in general. The man has what a billion followers online and stuff. To be able to put that type of spotlight on our current generation and what we do within our product in WWE would be amazing and just sharing the ring with him.”
Roman Reigns is currently feuding with another cousin of his, Jey Uso. After headlining the recent Clash of Champions pay-per-view, they will do battle once again at Hell in a Cell on October 25th. Despite the bad blood we’ve seen on television, both men are now on record talking about how much they’re enjoying working together.
“I’m really enjoying what I’m doing right now to share the ring with my cousin Jey Uso. To be able to tell that story of our family, the lineage, and the history of where we come from, is pretty cool. To continue it and take it to the next level is what I’m doing each and every time.”