Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson returns to WWE for the primary time since 2019, and the wrestler elbows the individuals

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Lastly, The Rock returned to Denver.

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson stepped right into a WWE ring on Friday night time for the primary time since 2019 and placed on a present for everybody.

Johnson was in Boulder, Colorado, earlier within the day to attend “The Pat McAfee Present.”

With WWE “SmackDown!” In close by Denver, the rumors had been swirling.


The Rock in the XFL's opening week

XFL homeowners Jerry Cardinale, Dwayne Johnson and Danny Garcia react earlier than the sport between the San Antonio Brahms and St. Louis Battlehawks on the Alamodome on February 19, 2023 in San Antonio. (Ronald Curtis/Getty Photos)

McAfee appeared within the ring with Austin Principle doing a promo which the previous gambler mentioned was “the individuals’s present”.

“Are you aware what this implies?” McAfee requested.

One among The Rock’s nicknames was The Folks’s Champ, and considered one of his signature strikes was The Folks’s Elbow. So, McAfee was hinting at Johnson’s presence.

Just a few seconds later, The Rock’s “If You Odor” blared over the audio system, and the group unleashed one of many loudest cheers in current WWE reminiscence.

Johnson stood on stage for greater than a minute to absorb the raucous crowd, and greeted some followers on his option to the ring. He even took a selfie with followers.

When his music stopped, chants of “Rocky” echoed via the viewers.

However that did not cease Principle from taking photographs at The Rock, whether or not on the mic or along with his fists.

This solely lasted a couple of seconds.

The Rock is in the XFL

XFL proprietor Dwayne Johnson stands on the sector earlier than a recreation between the Arlington Renegades and Vegas Vipers at Choctaw Stadium on February 18, 2023, in Arlington, Texas. (Sam Huddy/Getty Photos)

He formally retired from skilled wrestling in 2019, however The Rock gave Principle a tough beating. Whereas Principle was mendacity in the course of the mat, he hit The Rock with an electrical kick Popular elbow.

McAfee additionally hit Principle with the transfer.

Then the rock music began once more, and he obtained a standing ovation.

Johnson is among the hottest superstars in WWE historical past, having received the WWE Championship eight occasions.

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson enters the ring to rant about his opponent John Cena throughout a WWE Uncooked occasion on the Rose Backyard Enviornment in Portland, Oregon, February 27, 2012. (Chris Ryan/Corbis by way of Getty Photos)


This was the primary time The Rock entered the ring for the reason that twentieth anniversary of “SmackDown!” on October 4, 2019, which was his second tv look since 2016.

He has since bought the XFL and continues his blockbuster movie profession.

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