Speculation On Sting vs. The Rock Taking Place At WWE WrestleMania 31

With Sting on board with WWE and the in-ring future of The Undertaker, his most desired opponent in doubt, there is a good chance that the WCW icon could wind up facing Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson at next year’s WrestleMania in Santa Clara, California. (Photos: The Rock’s Current Girlfriend)

In 2004, Johnson was only making sporadic appearances for WWE due to his thriving acting career and having accomplished most of his goals in the professional wrestling industry. While he still desired to wrestle, it was primarily against opponents of his choosing. For WrestleMania XX, he proposed to WWE chief Vince McMahon that he face either Hulk Hogan or Goldberg in return matches from the prior year, or Randy Savage. McMahon, however, had no interest in having Johnson facing any of the three, instead wanting him to reunite with Mick Foley against the trio of Randy Orton, Batista and Ric Flair. Later that year, Johnson proposed that at WrestleMania 21, he face Savage or Sting. Both “dream matches” were not viable options. Sting had no desire to join WWE at the time due to his belief that that the sports-entertainment organization had buried WCW mainstays during The Invasion storyline in 2001 and therefore could not be trusted. In the case of Savage, McMahon refused to consider bringing him back for reasons which remain unclear to this day. (Photos: Sting’s First Appearance On WWE Network)

WrestleMania 21 came and went without an appearance from Johnson because he was no longer contractually obligated to the sports-entertainment organization. His WWE contract expired on December 31, 2004 without even a quick phone call from McMahon to say thanks for his enormous contributions and good luck with your future endeavors. This snub did not go unnoticed, as Johnson told Wrestling Observer Newsletter editor Dave Meltzer in January 2005, “The company and I are at an odd crossroad. It was an oddly quiet ending, without any interaction or communication from the front office or the old man [Vince McMahon]. Surprising to say the least, especially after eight years.”

Relations were ultimately patched up and as you know, Johnson has continued to wrestle on a sporadic basis. He has not competed since WrestleMania 29, where he tore his abdominal and adductor tendons from his pelvis while giving the Rock Bottom John Cena — he later underwent surgery to reattach the torn tendons. Despite the debilitating injury, Johnson has publicly not ruled out a return to the ring.

During a Twitter question and answer session on December 31, 2013, he revealed that he was originally scheduled to wrestle Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania XXX and left the possibility of the match being held at WrestleMania 31. The match, however, is not guaranteed to take place, and with WWE wanting Sting to compete in at least one mega match before he retires, Johnson could be his opponent. Now questions remain whether Johnson is still interested in facing Sting, if a match is even feasible in 2015, or be a good situation for the both of them as well as WWE.

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  • tplusp

    A match between those two seems a bit random to me?

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      Not really.
      1-Rock has stated on more than one occasion that his dream match is Sting.
      2-Rock surpassed Austin’s popularity and became the biggest thing in WWF.
      Sting surpassed nWo’s popularity and became the biggest thing in WCW.
      3-Sting has stated that a main reason why he didn’t join WWF/E is because of The Rock’s remarks to Booker T in 2001.

  • Mark Charlie-Sheen Coburn

    As Flair was the one that jobbed for Sting to bring him through properly I’d involve him in any storyline to end Stings career. The Rock is to strong on the mic to involve him, that would show Sting up, my guess is that Cena is a more likely opponent

  • codys moustache

    Sting vs the rock? Who really wants to see that? Sting taker was the match. That option is no longer available. I feel after mania 30 any old guy that wants to get on the mania card should do so to put over the new blood.

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      I want to see that.

  • TheComment

    “WWE wanting Sting to compete in at least one mega match before he retires” hope we have valid sources for this statement

  • Dan Westrick

    sting vs. sheamus, if undertaker is not an option

  • Raihan Khan

    it will be good, fukk those people who dont like it, i like the idea cz its gonna be two icons , once in a life time, taker vs sting would be a bad match cz both r getting older and taker is hurt, but rock can still wrestle and can make sting look good since sting is 54

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    • codys moustache

      Okay so two people wanna see sting face the rock. Great. Still think most fans have no interest.

      • Raihan Khan

        well it doesnt matter, if it happens people will see for sure, and it will be a good one, cz people need to realize taker vs sting cant happen cz taker is too weak now, if taker wrestles one more match he is gonna get hurt badly

        • codys moustache

          The problem is why would sting face the rock now? Who benefits from the match?

  • Necro

    This is probably the most random match I’ve ever seen…..this actually didn’t even give a reason as to why this match would happen!

  • codys moustache

    My money’s on sting vs cena at wrestlemania 31