Report: WWE planning a stare-down between The Rock and Stone Cold Steve Austin at WWE Royal Rumble 2023

The Rock and Steve Austin have been one of the biggest rivals in WWE history. Both men have given the company some of their biggest crowd reactions.

The Rock and Stone Cold at WrestleMania 17 [Image-WWE]
By Blesson Daniel | Jan 23, 2023 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us


WWE will host the 36th Royal Rumble from the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, on January 28 later this month. In terms of surprises, the aforementioned event is one of the WWE fandom’s favorites. Fans have witnessed numerous legends make appearances on the show over the years. The Rock and Steve Austin might reenact a classic moment at Royal Rumble 2023 if the most recent claims are accurate.

WWE is reportedly preparing to include some “non-traditional” shocks during this year’s Royal Rumble, according to Fightful Select a few days ago. However, nothing concerning the meaning of the phrase itself was disclosed. Fans now have a better understanding of what Fightful might have meant thanks to a recent Tweet from Xero News. In fact, the post asserts that Steve Austin and The Rock will both even may compete in the Royal Rumble in 2023.

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The Rock may appear at RAW is XXX

Since the SmackDown Fox premiere in LA in October 2019, where he and Becky Lynch pint Baron Corbin to the joy of the crowd, the former champion turned Hollywood celebrity hasn’t made an appearance in front of a live WWE audience.

The Rock might potentially make a comeback to challenge his cousin Roman Reigns for the Undisputed WWE Universal Title at WrestleMania 39, according to several stories and rumors. After WWE made a very intriguing revelation regarding the forthcoming Raw 30th-anniversary celebrations on January 23, curiosity is already intensifying.

The Usos and Solo Sikoa opened last night’s program by announcing that the Tribal Chief will be honored in a special ceremony held by The Bloodline the following week. Afa and Sika, the Wild Samoans, are likely to attend, as well as Attitude Era favorite Rikishi, whose kids are a member of the group since they hinted that every generation of The Bloodline will be represented. Fans are more anticipating Rock, who is unquestionably a member of the family, appearing to face Roman.

They stated “every generation of the bloodline” literally. One observer remarked, “Rock is in the bloodline,” while another posed the following query: ‘Every generation of the Bloodline next week? Is Rock showing up to RAW XXX?’

‘Every generation of the Bloodline on Raw next week. Surely the Rock has to have done something or be there,’ a third fan tweeted, and another pondered: ‘I bet The Rock returns at #WWERaw XXX. Every generation of The Bloodline, eh?’

Legend returning on RAW’s 30th Anniversary

Whether or not Dwayne shows up, the night already appears to be loaded with luminaries who are scheduled to perform, including The Undertaker, Ric Flair, Shawn Michaels, the Bella Twins, and more. The Usos will defend their Raw Tag Team Titles against The Judgment Day, US Champion Austin Theory will defend his title against Bobby Lashley, and Becky Lynch will square off against Bayley in a Steel Cage Match, according to WWE.