WRESTLEMANIA: Here's What Happened During BLACK ADAM Star The Rock's First WWE Match Since 2016

WRESTLEMANIA: Here's What Happened During BLACK ADAM Star The Rock's First WWE Match Since 2016 WRESTLEMANIA: Here's What Happened During BLACK ADAM Star The Rock's First WWE Match Since 2016

Black Adam star Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson stepped back into the ring for Night 1 of WrestleMania, but how did the actor fare when he clashed with Cody Rhodes and Seth Rollins? Find a full recap here...

By JoshWilding - Apr 07, 2024 11:04 AM EST
Filed Under: Black Adam
Source: TheRingReport.com

Black Adam star Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has returned to WWE as the villainous "The Final Boss" and teamed with his cousin, Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns, at WrestleMania last night to do battle with Cody Rhodes and Seth Rollins.

It proved to be an impressive showing for the Brahma Bull and, despite not wrestling a full match since 2013, he shook off the ring rust (mostly) to prove he still has "it."

The Hollywood A-Lister was put through a table and even inadvertently hit by one of Reigns' Spears, but just as Rhodes was about to win the match, he hit the babyface with his weight belt and picked up the win for his team (with a combination of the Rock Bottom and People's Elbow). 

Now, tonight's title match will be "Bloodline Rules," meaning the odds are stacked against the American Nightmare as he looks to finish his story by becoming WWE Champion. 

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As we first reported on TheRingReport.com, WrestleMania Night 1 also saw Rhea Ripley retain the Women's World Championship in an impressive showing over Becky Lynch. Things went downhill for The Judgement Day from there, though, as Austin Theory and Grayson Waller won the SmackDown Tag Team Championships in the Six-Pack Ladder Match. 

Making matters worse was the fact the Awesome Truth, The Miz and R-Truth, later won the RAW Tag Team titles, ending the championship's "Undisputed" status. Then, thanks to a helping hand from Jason Kelce and Lane Johnson from the Philadelphia Eagles, Rey Mysterio and Andrade beat Santos Escobar and Dominik Mysterio.

Jey Uso defeated his twin brother, Jimmy Uso, Jade Cargill, Bianca Belair and Naomi vanquished Damage CTRL, and Sami Zayn ended Gunther's 666-day reign as Intercontinental Champion for the biggest feel-good moment of the night. 

Check out some highlights from WrestleMania Night 1 in the X posts below.

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WhatIfRickJames - 4/7/2024, 11:09 AM
This has nothing to do with Black Adam other than it was the Rock.
Mrtoke - 4/7/2024, 11:24 AM
@WhatIfRickJames - but the hierarchy of power in the wwe universe is about to change.
WhatIfRickJames - 4/7/2024, 1:11 PM
@Mrtoke - oh my god… the hierarchy of the WWE universe is about to change??!?
IAmAHoot - 4/7/2024, 2:09 PM
@WhatIfRickJames - And it bothers you so much, why?
VISIONaryNPa1 - 4/7/2024, 5:23 PM
@WhatIfRickJames - ohjoshhh
WhatIfRickJames - 4/7/2024, 6:11 PM
@VISIONaryNPa1 - providing quality relevant content since 1985
TheVisionary25 - 4/7/2024, 11:16 AM
Liking this Wrestlemania so far…

That main event was great and makes me even more convinced that Cody will win the title tonight.

I’m also happy to see them finally split the RAW and Smackdown Tag titles again , it was about time…

Good to see Awesome Truth win the Raw ones and A-Town Down Under win the Smackdown ones (could see the latter feud with Kevin Owens & Randy Orton next due to being in a rivalry with them since Logan Paul will likely beat them both tonight to retain the US title).

Sami vs Gunther was probably one of the best , if not the best match of the night and I’m glad to see Zayn win the IC title but part of me still wishes it was Chad Gable who ended the latter’s near-2 year historic run.

Can’t wait to see how it all ends tonight!!.

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TheMetaMan - 4/7/2024, 11:55 AM
@TheVisionary25 - Night one exceeded expectations where it needed to. Uso match, damage control vs team Jade were the only letdowns. Damage Cntrl were made to look like clowns. Straight up jobbers. Sami and Gunther killed it! I really wasn’t expecting that booking or finish!! Sami earned it. This match was the perfect underdog story because it came with the surprise victory. Gunther will go down as the greatest intercontinental champion of all time.

Becky & Rhea was awesome, they put on a great show. Pushing each other to their limits, their chemistry is on point. This may even be better then the Rhea/flair match from WM39. R-truth winning his first WM was absolutely glorious. So happy for him. After jobbing to the judgement day on multiple occasions he really earned this victory.

The Rock’s entrance was simply electrifying. The production value for his entrance alone was off the charts. He looked like a billion dollar man when he approached the ring. He also outshined Roman making him look like a midcard tag team partner.
The Rock laying the smackdown on Cody crybaby himself was the icing on the cake. The final boss looked fantastic out there. First proper match in 11 years and he hasn’t lost a step. His cardio, selling, timing was magnificent to witness. The Rock is literally greatness on another level. ☝🏿

One night was delightfully impressive. Can’t wait for tonight two. I hope the the Philly crowd show more enthusiasm this time because they were dead last night. Less then 12 hours now let’s go!!!
TheVisionary25 - 4/7/2024, 12:11 PM
@TheMetaMan - I love Jey and was excited for the match with Jimmy but their move sets are just too similar
TheMetaMan - 4/7/2024, 12:19 PM
@TheVisionary25 - Too many superkicks to count. I actually think Jimmy should have won. The match was a bore fest, lil Wayne’s performance was the highlight for me. YEET!!!
TheVisionary25 - 4/7/2024, 12:22 PM
@TheMetaMan - not a Lil Wayne fan so Jet’s entrance was the highlight for me

Predictions for tonight?.

I think Drew beats Seth

Bayley beats Iyo

Street Profits & Lashley beat Final Testament

La Knight beats AJ

Logan Paul retains

Cody Wins
TheMetaMan - 4/7/2024, 1:24 PM
@TheVisionary25 - I didn’t realise lashley/street profits were on the card. That’s good. I was annoyed that Bobby would miss out on two consecutive WMs. Yeah their winning that one. Kross and co have no leverage, their career prospects are low.
Bayley should beat IO. Logan will retain and Orton will take the pin. Im guessing JJ (KSI) will interfere on Logan’s behalf. Maybe do a table spot like last year. As much as I don’t want him to win, Knight will beat Styles. I’m not an LA fan so if he were to lose I’d be over the moon. Love AJ.

Drew will beat Seth but Priest will cash in no doubt. Once this happens I think Punk will interfere or maybe act as a referee counting the pin and raising Priest’s hand in victory.
He promised he will make Seth & Drew look more interesting. I wouldn’t be surprised if he helps Damien cash in on Drew. If this happens then Drew will face Seth & Priest in a triple threat match tomorrow night on Raw, eventually winning the title twice in front of a live crowd. That’s how I would book it.

I’m 70% certain Cody will win but I think Seth will betray him, costing him the match. Everyone believes the Rock will betray Roman but that’s too predictable, too easy. No that’s misdirection. If there’s gonna be a twist it’s going to be the one you least expect. Seth has a history of betraying his allies and I suspect history will repeat itself. There’s a reason why Cody’s been warned about Seth turning heel. Especially after he drops the belt to Drew and losing night one there’s clear motivation for him to betray Cody. If this happens then Cody will finish the story tomorrow night on Raw. Much like how Mankind one the big won on Raw or Roman winning his first world title on Raw, I see this transpiring again.

If Cody wins, Cena will interfere fighting the bloodline then Austin arrives, stuns the Rock who will be the special guest referee (bloodline rules) and makes the count when Cody finally pins Roman. I can imagine Austin raising Cody’s hand in victory much like Tyson did at WM14. I can see the locker room celebrating Cody’s victory in the back much like they did with Kofi Mania.

The Rock did say that tonight will be full of surprises.
CaptainSavaHoe2 - 4/7/2024, 11:19 AM
I wish there was a way to report an article like a comment
MaxPaint - 4/7/2024, 11:21 AM
@CaptainSavaHoe2 - Josh wouldn't last 2 days with that system.
MaxPaint - 4/7/2024, 11:19 AM
I didn't even know WrestleMania was yesterday.
JustAWaffle - 4/7/2024, 4:01 PM
@MaxPaint - it’s two nights (4 hours each). I haven’t watched wrestling in 20 years, but this was worth it to get the VPN, buy peacock for a month, and watch this thing.
sammac13 - 4/7/2024, 11:21 AM
I don’t come to come to comicbookmovie.com for a wrestling recap just saying.
TheMetaMan - 4/7/2024, 11:44 AM
@sammac13 - You don’t have to read the article. You have a choice it’s not compulsory to read it. There’s a variety of articles for you to choose from. The problem starts and ends with you. Nothing wrong with this site posting the occasional article about wrestling. The day this site posts an article about politics or something I have zero interest in, I’m not going to click on it, simple.
BeNice123 - 4/7/2024, 11:47 AM
@sammac13 - exactly [frick]in AHoles wiith their shitty reporting on CBM.
UncleHarm1 - 4/7/2024, 11:24 AM
If the Rock can't make a $300 million Fast n Furious movie without micromanaging each punch to make sure he comes out looking like a badass, does anyone really think he's going to lose in a WWE match?? Are there any stakes whatsoever?
TheMetaMan - 4/7/2024, 12:00 PM
@UncleHarm1 - The Rock had to win his match to set the stakes for an upcoming match tonight where the underdog/babyface goes over and becomes champ. If the Rock was as selfish and power hungry as you make him out to be, then this wouldn’t be the greatest Wrestlemania of all time. The WWE wouldn’t be starting a new era, ratings, ticket sales wouldn’t be soaring as they are, records wouldn’t be broken. Despite what you think of the Rock, he knows what’s best for business and everything he has done in the ring has been nothing short of majestic. The man can entertain an audience unlike no other. Every time he takes the power for himself he gives it back to the fans in spades.
KennKathleen - 4/7/2024, 12:13 PM
@TheMetaMan - 🙄...😐..😂
TheMetaMan - 4/7/2024, 12:17 PM
@KennKathleen - Acknowledge your tribal chief. ☝🏿 😂😂😂😂😆😆😆🤣
KennKathleen - 4/7/2024, 2:03 PM
@TheMetaMan - I imagine Mean Gene would approve your aforementioned message. Lol
marvel72 - 4/7/2024, 11:25 AM
I haven't watched Wrestlemania in years, I might when it comes to Netflix.
TheMetaMan - 4/7/2024, 12:02 PM
Night one soundly delivered. Roll on night two now let’s go!!
SuperJefe - 4/7/2024, 12:20 PM
So, basically….everybody smelled it.
WhatIfRickJames - 4/7/2024, 1:14 PM
@SuperJefe - and then someone dealt it
WhatIfRickJames - 4/7/2024, 1:17 PM
I saw the first three Wrestlemanias and then I didn’t write any articles about them on a comic book movie website because they weren’t comic book movie related.
TheNewYorker - 4/7/2024, 1:57 PM
Comic book movie news?
VISIONaryNPa1 - 4/7/2024, 5:24 PM
@TheNewYorker - not Iin the slightest buy here we are
IAmAHoot - 4/7/2024, 2:08 PM
Did he eyebrow?
Doomsday8888 - 4/7/2024, 2:09 PM
Finishers don't mean anything anymore i see, lel.
LSHF - 4/7/2024, 2:11 PM
WRESTLEMANIA, my favorite comic book!!!
TiberiousOmega - 4/7/2024, 3:27 PM
Must be a slow day in comic book news if we get a wrestling story. I’m sure it’s a repost from the wrestling page…where it belongs! Maybe next we will get a Hulk Hogan story because his name is comic book sounding.
grif - 4/7/2024, 4:15 PM
wtf is this?

WhatIfRickJames - 4/7/2024, 5:45 PM
@grif - it’s comic book stuff
VISIONaryNPa1 - 4/7/2024, 5:25 PM
I love the comic book. Very niche they say
WhatIfRickJames - 4/7/2024, 5:47 PM
@VISIONaryNPa1 - I want the Liefeld variant cover of this book with outrageous proportions and shit. That would be awesome
DocSpock - 4/8/2024, 1:33 AM

Trash gotta trash.

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