BLACK ADAM Star The Rock Returns To WWE As SAG-AFTRA Strike Rolls On - Is A WRESTLEMANIA Match Happening?

BLACK ADAM Star The Rock Returns To WWE As SAG-AFTRA Strike Rolls On - Is A WRESTLEMANIA Match Happening?

After a surprise return to the Fast & Furious franchise, Dwayne Johnson is continuing to move on from Black Adam with an awesome return to WWE this past Friday night which you can learn more about here.

By JoshWilding - Sep 17, 2023 03:09 PM EST
Filed Under: Black Adam

Heading into Friday night's episode of SmackDown, there was speculation that Black Adam star Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson might make an appearance. As we first reported on, he did indeed show up, and the Brahma Bull soaked in the adoration of fans as they chanted "Holy sh*t!" with excitement.

After a heated back-and-forth with Austin Theory which saw The Rock reel off a series of stellar one-liners, the up-and-coming heel wrestler attempted to jump the future WWE Hall of Famer only to be put on the map for his troubles. 

The Rock then hit him with his signature People's Elbow and got Pat McAfee to do the same, leaving them to celebrate together. 

Later in the show, a backstage segment saw John Cena welcome The Rock back to WWE shortly after his own return to the company. Both men find themselves unable to shoot their usual Hollywood blockbusters thanks to SAG-AFTRA strikes, so we're sure the fact they're both part of the wrestling world is no coincidence!

Pro wrestling is free from the strike's restrictions (despite being scripted) and while The Rock's in-ring future is uncertain, Cena looks set to stick around until at least November. In Johnson's case, this surprise return appears to be part of a conceited effort to repair his image after last year's Black Adam

The irony, of course, is that the movie was a bigger hit than all of this year's DCEU offerings, including Shazam! Fury of the Gods. Perhaps DC Studios should have made that clash with Superman a reality after all?

The movie still flopped, though, and the actor went to war with Warner Bros. before DC Studios decided not to bring him back at the DC Comics anti-hero. During a recent interview, The Rock confirmed he'd been "locked in" for a match with his cousin Roman Reigns at this year's WrestleMania and now seems open to it happening next year instead. 

You can read more about why it didn't happen - and what might be next - by clicking here

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DocSpock - 9/17/2023, 3:14 PM

Pretty sick of all these meathead wrestlers who think they are actors.

TOTALLY sick of the Rock scowling and playing the Rock in all those bad stupid movies he shows up in.

TheNewYorker - 9/17/2023, 3:50 PM
@DocSpock - stay mad, hater 😂
DocSpock - 9/17/2023, 4:28 PM
@TheNewYorker -

Wow. That's a pretty deep witty retort for an 11 year old.

grif - 9/17/2023, 4:39 PM
@DocSpock - the newyorker does hire 11 year olds to write
DocSpock - 9/17/2023, 5:14 PM
@grif -

Good point.

rebellion - 9/17/2023, 3:17 PM
this egomaniac clown cant be without spotlight for too long
FireandBlood - 9/17/2023, 3:21 PM
He said I’m gonna get paid either way
TheShape9859 - 9/17/2023, 3:23 PM
Dude must need money
EnergyVamp - 9/17/2023, 4:19 PM
@TheShape9859 - he donated like 5-10 mill to the writers and actors. So yeah he threw away money and needs to get some back for sure.
VictorAlonzo - 9/17/2023, 4:26 PM
@TheShape9859 - 🎯 he's been treating the WWE like a rich side-chick.

TheShape9859 - 9/18/2023, 12:27 PM
@EnergyVamp - he donated that money to Hawaii is what I read
CyberNigerian - 9/17/2023, 3:31 PM
I'm not mad at it.

The Hollywood system wasn't kind to him.
TheNewYorker - 9/17/2023, 3:55 PM
@CyberNigerian - “wasn’t kind”? He’s currently one of the highest paid actors 🤣 the “system” made him a A-lister with his pick of projects. Wtf you typing bout
KaptainKhaos - 9/17/2023, 4:28 PM
@CyberNigerian - can you provide some examples?
grif - 9/17/2023, 4:40 PM
@CyberNigerian - wut?
CyberNigerian - 9/19/2023, 6:54 AM
@grif - hi grif.
KaptainKhaos - 9/19/2023, 4:54 PM
@CyberNigerian - I feel like he's having issues because he demands to be typecast as the Superstar Hero who never loses (it's in his contract) and audiences are bored with his lack of range, unlike John Cena who surprised everyone with his range as Peacemaker
Forthas - 9/17/2023, 4:20 PM
I thought he owned an American Football League...


The important thing is Oppenheimer is going for a "billy"
WruceBayne - 9/18/2023, 12:58 AM
@Forthas - he does own it. He just can’t get any butts in the high school stadiums they play in.
MG0019 - 9/17/2023, 4:21 PM
I don’t follow wrestling at all. But wasn’t The Rock still doing wrestling? Because I remember seeing an article about it and being surprised that he was still wrestling even though his acting career skyrocketed. So it’s a weird conflict of memory for me.
r1g0r - 9/17/2023, 4:22 PM
i get it.
both johnson and cena have been in CBMs.

lazy clickbait writing.
joshie-poo needs a real job.
like cleaning cages at the zoo.
just don't let him near the animals...
grif - 9/17/2023, 4:37 PM
shit in the ring. good on the mic. and this on the front page? wtf?
Order66 - 9/17/2023, 5:59 PM
Rock and Roman WM LFG!
DrReedRichards - 9/17/2023, 6:15 PM
LilJimmy - 9/17/2023, 6:24 PM
"The hierarchy of power in the WWE is about to change"

Only reason Dwayne is back is to beat Roman Reigns at Wrestlemania
BeNice123 - 9/17/2023, 6:46 PM
Who gives a [frick]!!! Keep this shit on Wrestling News!!! Gtfo of the CBM news!!! @joshwilding…
LilJimmy - 9/17/2023, 7:01 PM
@BeNice123 - Odd thing to get angry over. Deep breath.
JoshWilding - 9/19/2023, 1:38 PM
@BeNice123 - Touch grass.
dragon316 - 9/17/2023, 8:50 PM
I saw this two days ago on YouTube
MosquitoFarmer - 9/17/2023, 9:07 PM
Him showing back up was always really cool!!!
But then Black Adam happened…
willyburz - 9/17/2023, 9:55 PM
Love me some Rock!
MarvelousMarty - 9/18/2023, 6:51 AM
Those punches didn't look real!!!

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