WWE star Roman Reigns wants showdown with The Rock at WrestleMania 37 in stunning main event – The Sun

ROMAN REIGNS has teased that his long-awaited match with cousin The Rock could finally take place at WrestleMania 37 next year.

WWE have confirmed that next year's iteration of the Show of Shows will be held in Los Angeles, with the Hollywood set being the perfect stage for Dwayne Johnson to make an epic comeback.

The Rock, who paved the way for wrestlers to make the transition to the mainstream entertainment business, last competed in a six-second impromptu match against Erick Rowman at WrestleMania 32.

The Great One became one of the most recognisable faces on the planet during the WWE Attitude Era days in the 1990s.

Following a transition to the silver screen to become one of the biggest actors in Hollywood, he announced that he quietly retired from wrestling last summer.

Everyone’s always dream matching me and him. If there was going to be an event for him to compete in, it’s right in your back yard

However Reigns – real name Joe Anoaʻi – said a match between the family members would be perfect to draw him back at WrestleMania next year.

Speaking to ESPN's Marc Raimondi during the press conference at SoFi Stadium & Hollywood Park in California, he said: "Man, if there's a stadium to hold… Hey DJ, check it out. Not bad, right?

"Everyone’s always dream matching me and him, first of all, we’re family so it’s all love.

"But if there was going to be an event for him to compete in, to perform in – a venue to hold that mass scale of attention he’s going to bring, it’s right in your back yard. You know what I mean?

"Ya ain't gotta go far."

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Both Reigns and Johnson consider each other cousins though they are not technically related as their grandfathers, who are both from Samoa, were blood brothers.

While they have never faced off in the ring, the two starred alongside each other in last year's Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw.

The Rock also might be tempted back to WWE after his daughter Simone Johnson was unveiled earlier this week as the company's newest trainee. 

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