According to reports, Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson has been having talks about working with the WWE before the year ends, and this may be the reason why his merchandise was moved to the current roster section last week.
NoDQ reported that the 'WWE's promotions department has been informed that Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and the company have been having serious talks about doing something before the year ends.'
They also said this is the reason why 'The Rock's merchandise on WWE Shop from the alumni section to the current roster last week.'
SIGN UP NOW
Want to become a GMS writer? Sign up now and submit a 250-word test article: http://gms.to/haveyoursay4
This is what I speculated last week when the movement on the WWE Shop was first noticed. The WWE would want to capitalise on the return of 'The People's Champion' as much as possible, so making his merchandise easily accessible and pushing it when he returns is the right thing to do.
The Rock's return before the end of the year provides a good opportunity to have a lengthy feud build up between himself and his highly anticipated WrestleMania 32 opponent, Triple H.
They've already started the feud really thanks to an awesome segment on SmackDown in October last year, and because of the confrontation they had at WrestleMania 31, but it's always nice to have a little bit of a refresher, especially when it comes to a feud between two future Hall of Famers.
I still think the ideal return would be at Survivor Series pay-per-view next month, teaming up on a face team against Triple H. This can encourage people to watch WWE programming and purchase Network subscriptions in what has been a bad time for the company in terms of TV ratings.
As the speculation builds, the WWE Universe is edging closer to the end of their seats, waiting for the return of 'The Great One'.