The Rock revealed during a recent interview on the The Dan Patrick Show that Ray Lewis of the Baltimore Ravens almost came to WWE to team with himself for a match at WrestleMania during the Attitude Era.
The subject matter was raised when The Rock was discussing playing college football with Lewis and Warren Sapp:
"Both of them have, you know, they've got big personalities. Both of those guy would've done a great job. There was a time when ... WWE was at its height during a certain era, what we call now The Atttiude Era, when I was there, Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Undertaker, and guys like that. There was a time where we were actually recruiting both those guys to come in and have a big match, and we'd gotten very close with having a big match, bringing in Ray Lewis. And we were gonna have a big tag team match with myself, Ray Lewis, as tag team partners against whoever the top heels were at the time, probably Triple H, I think, and somebody else? And it was gonna be a big WrestleMania match but we could never ... it had nothing to do with the creative, just more-so scheduling, but we were very, very excited, so we came very close to that. But both those guys would've done great in the ring. And just really, really exceptional athletes."