The Rock Not Expected To Compete At WWE WrestleMania 32

The Rock is not expected to wrestle in a match at WrestleMania 32 due to an insurance problem with a movie that he is filming next year.

The Wrestling Observer Newsletter notes that The Rock was originally scheduled to face Triple H in a match, but WWE’s creative team was told that The Rock and his friend Ronda Rousey now won’t be involved in any matches.

Since there is an injury risk associated with pro wrestling, the producers behind The Rock’s movie had an issue with him doing any kind of pro wrestling either before or while filming was going on. It’s easy to see why a movie company would feel that way since The Rock has picked up several injuries in last few matches.

There’s still five months to go until WrestleMania, so perhaps the situation could change again and The Rock could be allowed to do a match. For now, if he appears at WrestleMania it will be in a non-wrestling role just like the last two years.

With The Rock not wrestling at the show, WWE could still utilize him by having him be the headline name for the WWE Hall of Fame ceremony on the night before WrestleMania. He may still choose to wrestle in the future, but it wouldn’t be a bad idea to have The Great One in the Hall of Fame as early as next year.