There was internet speculation that The Rock would appear for Roman Reigns’ Acknowledgement Ceremony that was scheduled for Monday’s 30th anniversary of WWE RAW but the segment has been dropped. Instead, there will now be a “Trial of Sami Zayn” segment.
Dave Meltzer of F4WOnline.com noted the following regarding the change…
“Rumors regarding this had to do with The Rock pulling out or Vince McMahon changing things are both false. Rock was never booked for the segment. The change was made because Afa & Sika & Rikishi were all not going to be able to be there. They were to be the key people but Afa & Sika were not ready for the trip and Rikishi got sick this week so the idea basically fell apart. Creative was changed with The Bloodline story on Friday to reflect the change in Raw, a what happened was not what was originally scripted to happen.”
Philly!!!!! A ruthless but honest city, just like your Tribal Chief. Tomorrow night, we lay it all out on the table, and then we decide.
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— Roman Reigns (@WWERomanReigns) January 22, 2023