KEY POINTS

  • Roman Reigns heel-run sets up the perfect storyline against "The Rock"
  • Reigns vs. Rock Samoan collision may happen at Wrestlemania 38
  • Reigns is set to settle the score with Bill Goldberg first

The WWE is currently focused on WWE TLC, which happens on Dec. 20. Roman Reigns will face Kevin Owens, and speculations are focusing on who the reigning Universal Champion will face next.

There are suggestions that Dwayne Johnson, better known as “The Rock,” is lined up. However, those plans are for Wrestlemania 37. Depending on the WWE creative team’s plans, hyping that showdown could start as early as the WWE Royal Rumble.

The WWE legend is interested in facing his real-life cousin, reported Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter via Ringside News. Considering the 48-year-old is quite busy with his TV and movie commitments, the safe target would be 2022.

This practically shuts the door on any hope of seeing the Rock compete at Wrestlemania 37. In a previous report, it was mentioned that the many-time WWE champion facing the Big Dog would be huge if it were to happen at the WWE spectacle in 2021. Instead, it appears Bill Goldberg will be the man that Reigns will be feuding next.

Although WWE fans will be made to wait, it makes a bit of sense. Considering a showdown between the cousins would be huge, fans would want to see that happen in the flesh. With the pandemic still around, most are left to rely on virtual means and would have to watch the fight happen via television or online live streams.

Hence, the WWE will have to make do with what it has. The attention is on Goldberg, who has unfinished business with the Tribal Chief.

Both were originally set to face each other for the WWE Universal title at Wrestlemania 36. But with the coronavirus pandemic intruding the scene, the script was altered. Reigns begged off since he could have placed himself at risk. The 35-year-old is a cancer survivor and understandably took necessary preventive measures.

Goldberg fired the opening salvo, taking a swipe at Reigns when he appeared on "The Bump." He reiterated that he and the current WWE Universal champion have unfinished business and even accused him of stealing his finishing move, the Spear.

With shots fired, the only thing missing is when the former WWE champion will emerge and start his feud with the Big Dog.

Roman Reigns and Dwayne Johnson Roman Reigns and Dwayne Johnson Photo: Getty Images | Tommaso Boddi/WireImage