As previously reported, The Rock indicated that he would not be in ring shape in time for the match WrestleMania 39 in April. The company had known about it for some time.
Fight selection reports that a pitch was made internally for a “huge opponent” for Austin, and that was Reigns. The report noted, at the very least, that Austin’s camp had been approached with the possibility of it happening, for what it said was a “huge” amount of money.
Last summer, it was reported that Austin was approached with a deal that was not attractive from a financial standpoint. After speaking with WWE, they claim they haven’t heard back about whether the latest offer has been accepted. A source indicated that another “big name” was offered in the previous months.
It was previously reported by WrestlingNews.co in December that internal plans for the top WrestleMania title matches were called off. Drew McIntyre/Cody Rhodes vs Seth Rollins One night and TBD/Cody Rhodes vs. Roman Reigns another night.
Came out of retirement last year for a match against Austin Kevin Owens At WrestleMania 38.