According to the latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter, it is being rumored that the Rock could be guest hosting WrestleMania with another possible candidate being “Stone Cold” Steve Austin. The latter candidate would be a rather logical choice given that “Tough Enough” debuts the night after WrestleMania on the USA Network. I also speculated on these two exact names this past Monday night after RAW during WrestleHeat.com radio. Also, given that WWE had Vince McMahon come out and to make the announcement leading into next week’s show, it would be expected that the name would be a “big” get, and Austin and/or The Rock would certainly fit that name.
In terms of Johnson and WWE, there has been discussions about him hosting RAW dating back more than 18 months, however his schedule has always meant there has been an issue. He had been earmarked as a guest host for the three-hour RAW shows on USA and when there was competition against a UFC event.