After working closely together during their time in WWE, Brian Gewirtz has commented on speculation that The Rock could make a return at WrestleMania.
The Rock’s storied WWE career led to him being at the top of the mountain for long periods from the late 90’s onwards, and any returns always carry the profile that would be expected. Gewirtz worked closely with ‘The Great One’ as the pair helped create his legacy with some incredible promos.
The pair still work together despite no longer being with the company, with Brian Gewirtz serving as Executive Producer on the latest series of Young Rock.
Speaking in a new interview with TV Insider, the former WWE writer gave an insight in to the creative process when it comes to televised wrestling, and how it is an ever-changing environment.
Things change in a flash. Even when I was there, the process went through so many different changes. It was basically get with the talent, put something together, make it to television, and we’ll see how the audience reacts and talk about it afterward. Then as the company became publicly traded there were a lot more eyes on it. It can be a good thing for a showrunner like Vince McMahon. You know what you’re going to get when the show is on the air.
But you can also stifle the creativity a little bit in the wrestling business, which is known for more of the off-the-cuff promo skills like Ric Flair, Randy Savage, Roddy Piper. The idea of the writer in that era would be laughed at out of the building. I can’t speak to how it exactly works nowadays, but I think it’s a nice mixture where certain talents have gained the trust and leeway with promos while others go through a process. As far as I know in AEW, none of that exists. Great. I think it’s super cool to have as many options as possible.
Gewirtz was also asked to give his opinion on whether The Rock could possibly make a return at ‘The Showcase Of The Immortals’. It was originally thought that he could appear this year in Dallas, although reports now lead to a potentially matchup with Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 39.
Whilst he isn’t aware of plans for a return, Brian Gewirtz commented that whilst it wouldn’t be an easy deal, if ‘The Great One’ wanted it then it could happen.
I sometimes learn of Dwayne’s wrestling aspirations the way everyone else does: through his social media posts. There are so many factors that go into Dwayne’s appearance in terms of a WWE ring. Between his movie schedule and health. Infamously at WrestleMania against John Cena, it resulted in some pretty horrific injuries that required surgery and the delaying of the Hercules movie at the time.
I also know this is a passion and business he was born into and born with. That never truly goes away. I don’t know if you’ve seen the guy lately, but he is in pretty good shape. I think he could probably do it if push came to shove. I think it comes down to what he wants to do and when. It comes down to what Dwayne wants to do. I’m sure WWE would be more than happy to have him.
The second series of Young Rock is now out, and showcases a young Brahma Bull growing up with professional wrestling at the heart of his family and their business.
The Rock also recently tipped a current WWE star to become a future World Champion.