WWE Survivor Series 2021 is slated for Brooklyn, New York this year, with WWE wanting it to be a major show which could possibly include have an appearance by The Rock. This would potentially set up a major program between he & Roman Reigns. Dave Meltzer spoke on The Rock potentially appearing at Survivor Series and beyond on today’s Wrestling Observer Radio.
According to Meltzer, WWE officials wants The Rock at Survivor Series, but WWE will never be his “top priority” due to his film and TV commitments. However, The Rock vs. Roman Reigns is still a match WWE would like to build towards. Both The Rock and Roman Reigns have publicly spoken on the potential encounter and sounded open to making it happen.
Additionally, Meltzer stated that WWE abandoned the idea of making it happen at the last two WrestleMania events due to the pandemic. WrestleMania 36 was held at the WWE Performance Center and was closed to the general public, and Reigns withdrew from the show due to his own health concerns. This year’s WrestleMania 37 was held at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida with live fans in attendance, but capacity was limited due to social distancing restrictions.
Also, Meltzer stated when he spoke to WWE sources about The Rock vs. Reigns at WrestleMania, they said 2021 “was not the year” with WrestleMania 37 only being able to hold 20,000 people because of capacity restrictions. However, with WrestleMania 38 scheduled for April 2022 at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, WWE would want The Rock to come back to face Reigns for that event with a potential attendance of up to 80,000 people. With that said, it all depends on The Rock’s entertainment schedule. WrestleMania 38 is currently set for Saturday, April 2, 2022 in Arlington.