Former WWE creative writer and executive producer of Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s TV series called Young Rock, Brian Gewirtz in a recent interview talked about the wrestler-turned actor’s possible return to the ring. He talked about how there are many factors like scheduling and injuries that can affect his return to WWE.
Gewirtz said, “I sometimes learn of Dwayne’s wrestling aspirations the way everyone else does: through his social media posts. There are so many factors that go into Dwayne’s appearance in terms of a WWE ring. Infamously at WrestleMania against John Cena, it resulted in some pretty horrific injuries that required surgery and the delaying of the Hercules movie at the time.”
“I also know this is passion and business he was born into and born with. I don’t know if you’ve seen the guy lately, but he is in pretty good shape. I think he could probably do it if push came to shove. I think it comes down to what he wants to do and when. It comes down to what Dwayne wants to do. I’m sure WWE would be more than happy to have him.”
Gewirtz then also discussed his views on the creative process behind pro wrestling in recent years. His biggest revelation was that all elements involved in a production are in constant flux.
He opined, “Things change in a flash. Even when I was there, the process went through so many different changes. It was basically get the talent, put something together, make it to television, and we’ll see how the audience reacts and talk about it afterward.”
“Then as the company became publicly traded there were a lot more eyes on it. It can be a good thing for a showrunner like Vince McMahon. You know what you’re going to get when the show is on the air.”
“But you can also stifle the creativity a little bit in the wrestling business, which is known for more of the off-the-cuff promo skills like Ric Flair, Randy Savage, Roddy Piper. The idea of the writer in that era would be laughed at out of the building.”
Amidst all this, there are reports suggesting that the 49-year-old is likely to be a part of WrestleMania next year with a potential return with a match against Universal Champion Roman Reigns.