The Rock responds to WWE return rumours amid talk of Wrestlemania comeback

Dwayne ' The Rock ' Johnson has dismissed rumours suggesting he'll make a WWE comeback at Wrestlemania 38 in April, suggesting he's happy his family connections are enjoying the company spotlight.

Rumours have circulated suggesting The Rock could face cousin and incumbent WWE Universal champion Roman Reigns next year in Arlington, Texas, or even at the following Wrestlemania in 2023.

That would mean his wrestling comeback being at the expense of a family member, and while that has the potential for a terrific storyline, Johnson's latest comments won't give fans a lot of hope.

The Rock recently appeared on Dish Nation with Andrew Freund, where he was asked about the prospect of battling Universal titleholder Reigns in a comeback feud.

"There is no truth to that right now, possibly down the road, we will see," Johnson replied.

"We stay very close, myself and Roman Reigns, and I'm very happy and very proud of the work that he's doing, as well as the Usos [Jey and Jimmy].

"So, those guys will continue doing what they're doing and we'll see down the road."

The Rock first retired from wrestling in 2004 to focus on his acting career, but he's made numerous comebacks over the years and is consistently greeted as a beloved member of the WWE universe.

His last Wrestlemania appearance came in 2016 when he and John Cena —who has also now transitioned into a Hollywood actor—teamed up to defeat the Wyatt Family.

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However, he has since appeared on Raw and Smackdown, where he announced his official retirement from professional wrestling in October 2019.

There may be hope for another comeback, though, after he also teased the possibility of a title run in future, telling he and Reigns frequently discuss the potential for a rivalry.

"I don’t know if I have another title run [in me], considering I’m the people’s champion," Johnson replied when asked about the possibility of another attempt at WWE silverware.

"But I don’t know if it’s another title run. I mean, possibly there’s another match down the road. It would have to make sense. I’m close with Roman, obviously, and we talk about this all the time. And I continue to encourage him, you know, keep doing your thing, keep sharpening those skills. I think he’s doing a great job with his promos, his execution, his in-ring work. It all continues to improve and grow."

The 49-year-old superstar went on to say he's "very, very proud" of his cousin, Reigns, who is very much in the frame to headline next year's Wrestlemania event.

Countless fans would surely welcome 'The Great One' back with open arms at the biggest pay-per-view of the year, but whether or not a comeback is on the cards, The Rock is keeping them close to his chest.

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