The Rock returned to WWE for one episode of SmackDown in 2023. During the episode, the Brahma Bull had a confrontation with Austin Theory and ended the segment by delivering a People's Elbow to the young superstar.
However, that was all that fans got from the People's Champ. Even though the WWE Universe hopes to see him in the ring soon, the chances of that happening are slim.
Nevertheless, the Royal Rumble is coming up, and the event comes with the perfect opportunity for The Rock to return. Back in 2015, The Rock returned at the Rumble to help Roman Reigns pick up the win. However, at Royal Rumble 2024, The Rock could confront his cousin and take his seat at the head of the table.
It so happens that the Tribal Chief is scheduled to face either LA Knight, AJ Styles or Randy Orton at the upcoming premium live event. There's a high possibility that Reigns will walk out of that event as the champion, which is when The Rock can make an electrifying return to confront his cousin.
The duo can set up a long-term feud the way The Rock and John Cena's feud worked out, or they could even have the match at WrestleMania 40. In fact, they were supposed to battle at WrestleMania 39, but the plans fell through. Regardless of when it happens, the Stamford-based promotion must consider a clash between Roman Reigns and The Rock, even if it's not for a title.