Former WWE writer denies report about The Rock missing WrestleMania 39

Apparently, the rumors of The Rock being unable to get into in-ring shape in time for WrestleMania 39 weren't true at all.

Dwayne "The Rock" is most definitely not going to be at WrestleMania 39. Audiences love for him to be there, especially as a competitor, but at this point, there's too little time to build up enough hype around a match featuring the Brahma Bull.

The Rock vs Roman Reigns is going to have to wait for a little while longer.

However, even though The Rock won't be part of the WWE festivities in Los Angeles, it won't be because he's not in in-ring shape.

Brian Gewirtz, a former WWE writer, dispelled the rumors that The Rock is out of shape.

In a recent Bill Simmons podcast appearance, the SVP of Development over at Seven Bucks, Dwayne Johnson's production company, said that The Rock's "ring shape" isn't the reason for him not being in WrestleMania 39.

Gewirtz explained that this all came from a rumor that Roman Reigns fueled when he appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. In the said appearance, Reigns told the show's host that The Rock "doesn't have time to get into ring shape."

Gewirtz claims he was surprised by Reigns' statement, attributing the rumor to "some stooge" who passed the info along to Dave Meltzer.

The Rock travels with his own personal gym all the time, so I don't think getting into in-ring shape is an issue for him.

Unfortunately, as we've already mentioned, The Rock still isn't booked for WrestleMania 39, so there isn't a happy ending to be had for Rocky Mavia fans here. But, it is curious why The Rock won't be at the Showcase of the Immortals one of its competitors.

Many assumed that The Rock was a shoo-in after James Gunn took over the DC Universe and dropped pretty much the entire DCEU slate, including The Rock.

It would've been awesome to see The Rock in action inside the squared circle again, especially with John Cena confirmed for WrestleMania 39. The last time The Rock was heavily involved in the WWE was in 2013 when he defended and lost the WWE Championship belt to John Cena at WrestleMania 29.

WWE fans definitely miss The Rock's mic skills, which remains unparalleled.

In the end, all's well that ends well. Roman Reigns vs The Rock never materialized at all, but the WWE has an arguably even bigger draw on their hand. In less than a month, the Tribal Chief will put his record-setting reign as the Undisputed WWE Universal Champion on the line against the America Nightmare. Finally, Sami Zayn is expected to continue feuding against the Bloodline well after WrestleMania 39 will end.

So, while we'll have to wait for a little longer to see the People's Champion in the WWE again, fans have plenty of must-see matches to look forward to in the meantime.

Ray Ampoloquio
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