Dwayne Johnson aka The Rock is one of the biggest movie stars and one of the highest-paid American actors. However, he also used to be a famous and very successful professional wrestler. So, for all of you who have been wondering whether we will see him again in the ring, there is some great news.
The Rock announced that he is coming back to the WWE SmackDown. The WWE SmackDown, also known as Friday Night SmackDown, is currently in its 20th season which starts on Fox. So, Dwayne Johnson will have his debut this Sunday.
He announced the news on Monday, on his Twitter, saying:
“FINALLY…I come back home to my @WWE universe.
This FRIDAY NIGHT, I’ll return for our debut of SMACKDOWN!
LIVE on @FOXTV.
There’s no greater title than #thepeopleschamp.
And there’s no place like home.
Tequila on me after the show 😈🥃#IfYaSmell🎤 #Smackdown#RocksShow #FOX”
It looks like the WWE SmackDown 2019 will be on fire as we’ve also been promised to see a host of other WWE Hall of Famers, including Rick Flair. Seeing the Rock in the ring is a huge deal, especially when we all thought we won’t see him anymore on WWE.
It was only recently when the 47-year-old actor announced on Live with Kelly & Ryan that he’d hung up his wrestling boots for good. “I miss wrestling. I love wrestling,” he said during the show last summer. “I quietly retired from wrestling because I was lucky enough to have a wonderful career and accomplish what I wanted to accomplish.”
The last time we’ve seen The Rock appear on WWE television was on WrestleMania 32 in April 2016. Nevertheless, the SmackDown is Rock’s show and returning on such an important night for the brand is very logical.
You can see the WWE Smackdown on Fox on Friday with a blue carpet special at 7.30 pm ET and then the main show at 8 pm ET.