WWE's Original Plans for The Rock Winning Royal Rumble & Facing Roman Reigns


--The Twitter account @WrestleVotes reports that WWE's original plan for next year were for The Rock to win the Royal Rumble and then go on to face Roman Reigns in the WrestleMania 35 main event. This would be consistent with reports in the past that suggested that the Rock and Reigns was a main event match being discussed. It would also be consistent with rumors that the 2019 Royal Rumble winner was going to be someone who had previously won the event.

-- It remains to be seen if WWE and The Rock will still be working together in 2019 as it's still possible they want him around for WrestleMania, but it's also worth wondering whether once Reigns announced his leukemia diagnosis and the match was off, The Rock even would consider doing a match with another talent.