Every wrestling company is pulling out all the stops right now, with both WWE’s week of premieres and AEW’s TNT debut to look forward to. One of WWE’s planned events was to have both “Stone Cold” Steve Austin and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson on SmackDown to celebrate its move to FOX. While Stone Cold is probably a lock due to his continual close ties with the company, it’s probable that scheduling issues will get in the way of a reunion between the WrestleMania rivals.
According to a report by The Wrestling Observer Newsletter, WWE and The Rock have not reached an agreement regarding bringing Johnson in on Friday. They’re currently working on the deal, but his schedule is causing issues. While some have assumed that they just want to keep the appearance under wraps, it’s more that they’re just working to the very last second trying to iron out the details. If The Rock does make it to TV, it will be a perfect contrast with tonight’s appearances by Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair on Miz TV.