As a new breed of superstars takes over the world of WWE, there is still room for legends to come back and cement their places in history. Over the years, Triple H and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson have waged numerous wars against one another, but there was almost a time that they had another match on the grandest stage of them all. Triple H recently revealed that another WrestleMania match almost happened between the two of them, but it was ultimately scrapped.
Longtime WWE fans remember the battles that Triple H and The Rock had against one another. Whether as singles wrestlers or as members of D-Generation X and the Nation of Domination their feuds have been some of the best in professional wrestling history.
Since leaving WWE, Dwayne Johnson has gone on to become one of the biggest stars in Hollywood. He has never said that he’s officially retired from in-ring competition, but it’s difficult for him to make it back for matches, or even segments and shows.
But, he almost came back for another huge match.
While speaking with All Things Wrestling, as seen on YouTube, Triple H revealed that he almost had a match against The Rock at WrestleMania 32. As a matter of fact, it came so close to happening that they taped a promo for it, but Johnson’s busy Hollywood schedule caused it to be scrapped.
In the past, rumors of The Rock returning for a match have popped up, but outside factors kept it from happening. Not only is he busy, but movie studios do not want to risk him getting injured and jeopardizing the productions of their films.
Triple H said that they started to build toward a WrestleMania 32 match about a year in advance, but things just got in the way.
“Rock and I talked about it to the point where we did the backstage promo. Let’s throw out a scene out there and see what happens…it blew up. So, we talked about it some more. Then, scheduling just got in the way.
“At that point, we were over a year away from that WrestleMania. It wasn’t until, maybe four months of the following year, we got to that, and Rock goes, ‘It’s just not going to work. I just can’t. All of my stuff. My movies and everything has changed. I just can’t make it work anymore.'”
Triple H went on to say that he would have truly loved for the match against The Rock to happen at WrestleMania 32, but it wasn’t meant to be. As the two former world champions get older, it’s hard to determine if they will ever face off again in the ring. With Dwayne Johnson only getting bigger in Hollywood, WWE fans may have already witnessed his last match, but anything is possible.