WWE: The Rock set to miss WrestleMania 31 due to Hollywood commitments

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WrestleMania is the WWE's biggest annual event, "the greatest stage of all" guarantees top match ups, huge attendances, out-of-nowhere surprises and big PPV packages every year.

But the 2015 incarnation, WrestleMania 31, may be without one of it's top returning stars a new report has speculated.

The Rock, aka Dwayne Johnson, has been widely rumored to be lighting up the event in April 2015 next year after he and Triple H teased a long awaited match up on a recent televised show.

That though now looks highly unlikely to come to fruition (at WrestleMania at least) after Wrestling Inc revealed that The Rock will likely be forced to miss the event entirely due to movie commitments.

Hollywood calling

Now an A-list Hollywood star, Johnson only rarely returns to the WWE as a part-time part of the roster. WrestleMania however has been one of the big events Vince McMahon and the WWE have utilised The Rock for in recent years.

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But with the latest instalment of the successful Fast & Furious franchise - a movie in which The Rock has a starring role - set for release just five days after next year's WrestleMania it is believed Universal Pictures (the studio behind the movie) will prohibit the superstar from taking to the ring.

Stumbling blocks

For one, they will want the face of the movie to be able to attend the inevitable promotional events that lead up to opening week of any major blockbuster.

Plus, with The Rock having been unable to fill his movie commitments in the aftermath of WrestleMania 29 due to a pectoral injury picked up in the ring, Universal will not risk a similar situation developing.

Fans will obviously be hoping that The Rock's love of wrestling will help overrule the movie studios but in today's money-first world it is unlikely the superstar is willing to risk the wrath of his Hollywood employees.

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