WWE: Will The Rock Take over CNN Headquarters in Atlanta?

Micheal Robinson@nyyrobinsonSenior Analyst IIMarch 20, 2012

Illustration by Micheal Robinson (Bleacher Report)
Illustration by Micheal Robinson (Bleacher Report)

Two weeks ago on Raw in Boston, The Rock kicked off a tour of the cities WWE stopped at leading up to WrestleMania.

In Boston, John Cena's hometown, The Rock took a ton of Cena merchandise and threw it into the Boston Harbor, creating his own Boston Tea Party.

The Rock wasn't done there, no.

He took it to the streets of Boston and the famous Paul Revere statue before heading into the TD Garden where Raw was being held.

The Rock held up a cardboard cutout and said, if he were Revere, he would have been shot for his ridiculous outfit.

He even puts an old-school hat on and sings a Yankee Doodle song about Cena.

The following week, a rap-versus-rock concert was held in Cleveland.

After Cena's rap earlier in the night, The Rock closed out the show with his own rendition of "Jailhouse Rock" called "Cleveland Rocks."

The second week in a row The Rock has embraced the city he was in leading to WrestleMania 28.

The most recent Raw was held in the City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia.

A 12-year old Dwayne Johnson posing with the Rocky Balboa statue.
A 12-year old Dwayne Johnson posing with the Rocky Balboa statue.

Of course, The Rock took to the streets again and held a promo in front of the famous Rocky Balboa statue.

A statue he said he stood in front of when he was 12 years old.

The Rock talked about all of the inspiration he got from that statue, and from past WWE performers like Hulk Hogan, Ultimate Warrior, Randy Savage and Stone Cold Steve Austin.

The Rock ended with "Yo Adrian!" and "Do you smell what The Rock is cookin'?"

Nearly a year ago, the night after WrestleMania 27 to be exact, The Rock and John Cena shook hands in the middle of the ring to agree on a match a year in advance.

Now, they have come full circle and will travel back to Atlanta for the last stop on the road to WrestleMania.

When I think of Atlanta, the city I have lived in my whole life, I think of a lot of things—some of them, not so nice.

However, this is the headquarters of CNN.

Just last year, a few days before WrestleMania, The Rock stopped in and talked with CNN's Piers Morgan about his new goals in life.

You know Vince McMahon would love the chance to get in a last-minute plug in for WrestleMania on the CNN network.

I see it as highly possible if The Rock takes it to the streets that this is the only stop for him. What else is he going to do? Stand in front of the Georgia Dome, Turner Field, Olympic Park?

Take this with a grain of salt, as he might not do anything. But knowing The Rock and all of the past years I have seen him perform, he isn't going to be silent just six days out from WrestleMania.


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