Roman Reigns made an appearance on Friday’s edition of The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, where he talked about lots of things related to pro wrestling, even discussing rumors of a match with his cousin, The Rock, at WrestleMania 39.
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On the show to promote Saturday’s Royal Rumble premium live event, Reigns was asked by Fallon about the speculation regarding a much-hyped match with Dwayne Johnson, to which the Undisputed WWE Universal Champion said:
“There’s been a huge buzz on that for a long time now. But it’s really picked up in the last couple of years. I believe he just came out with a statement saying he’s not going to be ready in time, which that’s the kind of face everyone’s making, like, hold on, this guy trains every single day. He’s huge!”
.@WWERomanReigns addresses the rumors that he will be facing off against @TheRock. #FallonTonight pic.twitter.com/lmtwF3YuhX
— The Tonight Show (@FallonTonight) January 28, 2023
Reigns then clarified that there’s a difference between looking in shape physically and conditioning the body to take bumps for a stage as high-profile as the main event of Mania.
“That’s number one, Dwayne. When you’re going up against Roman Reigns, you better get ready to fall down.”
In last week’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer reported that The Rock disclosed that he would not be ready in time for a match against Reigns at WrestleMania. The latter, meanwhile, defends his WWE Universal Championship against Kevin Owens at Saturday’s Royal Rumble.