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Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson attends the "Skyscraper" New York Premiere at AMC Loews Lincoln Square on July 10, 2018 in New York City. Michael Loccisano/Getty Images

We haven’t even gotten to SummerSlam 2018, but there are already rumors that the most electrifying man in sports entertainment could be making his return at WWE’s biggest event of next year. The Wrestling Observer’s Dave Meltzer (via PWMania) noted that The Rock could make an appearance at WrestleMania 35, though it’s still very much unknown if the movie star will be part of the show.

The Rock hasn’t been on WWE TV since he showed up at WrestleMania 32 in 2016. Technically he had a match with Erick Rowan—the impromptu match lasted six seconds—on the show, but The Rock’s last true match came at WrestleMania 29 when he lost the WWE Championship to John Cena. The wrestler-turned-movie-star was part of WrestleMania 27-32 in some fashion, but he’s missed the event in the last two years.

Let’s say The Rock does decide to have a match at WrestleMania 35 next year. Who would be his logical opponent?

Triple H

It’s the match that makes the most sense and one that nearly happened just two years ago. The Rock and Ronda Rousey had a WrestleMania 31 segment that was supposed to set the stage for a match at WrestleMania 32. Another version of the mixed tag match came to fruition at WrestleMania 34 in April when Kurt Angle teamed with Rousey, though The Rock was reportedly WWE’s first choice.

The Rock and Triple H had one of the biggest feuds in the Attitude Era, culminating with their match at WrestleMania 2000. Triple H still performs at WrestleMania every year, and he’s arguably the company’s biggest heel when he’s on-screen. Why not put him against the No.1 movie star in America?

Brock Lesnar

Here’s another would-be Rock opponent that didn’t get the match he was supposed to have. WWE already had plans for The Rock vs. Lesnar at WrestleMania 30 a year in advance, and the feud was supposed to begin on the night after WrestleMania 29. But the injury The Rock suffered in his title match with Cena didn’t allow him to appear on “Monday Night Raw,” and he hasn’t had a real match since.

Lesnar might not be with WWE in 2019. He’s expected to lose the Universal Championship at SummerSlam and return to the UFC for a heavyweight championship fight in the early part of next year. Lesnar, however, has competed for both promotions at the same time before, and there’s a good chance he’d accept a major payday for a WrestleMania main-event match with The Rock.

Roman Reigns

If you’re going to bring back one of the biggest stars in history, you might as well pit him against a full-time superstar that’s going to be around for many years to come. Reigns has main-evented WrestleMania in each of the last four years, and a natural storyline already exists since he’s related to The Rock.

A heel Reigns vs. The Rock might be the best match WWE could make, though that idea is likely nothing more than a pipe dream. Reigns remains a babyface, despite the plea of many WWE fans to turn him for the last few years.