As seen during the 2022 WWE Crown Jewel PLE, Roman Reigns successfully defended the unified WWE Universal title against Logan Paul. As previously noted, the belief is that Reigns will remain champion leading up to Wrestlemania 39 in Southern California.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has been rumored to be Reigns’ opponent for Wrestlemania 39 and there has been speculation about Rock possibly winning the 2023 men’s Royal Rumble match to “earn” his title shot. Dave Meltzer of F4WOnline.com addressed the rumors…
“The idea was being talked about behind-the-scenes, but as best we can tell while rumors certainly exist within the company, as far as those who would be in a position to know, there is no real answer.”
Meltzer noted that whatever Wrestlemania plans there are involving Rock will need to be locked in by mid-January. The belief is that everything will depend on Rock’s schedule and nothing is past the “rumor” stage at this point.