Wrestlemania 28 Review: The Rock Needs WWE Just as Much as Fans Need Him

Eric BallFeatured ColumnistApril 3, 2012

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - FEBRUARY 16: Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson attends a press conference to announce that MetLife Stadium will host WWE Wrestlemania 29 in 2013 at MetLife Stadium on February 16, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Michael N. Todaro/Getty Images)
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The Rock is back baaaby.

After fending off John Cena in one of the most memorable matches in the history of WrestleMania, everybody was dying to know the next time they could watch him in the ring.

Rock emerged at the beginning of Monday Night Raw at the American Airlines arena in Miami to a four minute standing ovation. There was an outstanding amount of energy displayed for a crowd that was still getting their voices back from WrestleMania the previous night.

Judging by the facial expressions and words he displayed, The Rock loved every second of it. He truly is the biggest star in the WWE and can come back for one match and can still control a crowd.

Then he dropped this bomb (via Wrestling-edge):

For those of you that think this is the end – well The Rock says this, he guaran-damn-tees that this is just the beginning.

I think Rock is ready to be loved again by all of his hardcore fans who have been rooting for him since the 90’s. After appearing in hit movies like The Mummy Returns, The Scorpion King, The Rundown and Gridiron Gang, the well is beginning to dry up.

Since 2008, the roles Rock has agreed to play have been laughably bad. I’m talking Tooth Fairy bad. It seems as if Hollywood is over him and the two movies he will be in later this year (GI Joe: Retaliation, Pain & Gain) don’t exactly sound like the blockbusters needed to bring him back to “A” list status.

So why not go back to your roots? Why not get back to what made you famous in the first place, something that is deeply entrenched in your family’s history.

The fan reaction at WrestleMania and the following day are the proof. The fans still fawn over The Rock and he was eating it up. Hollywood doesn’t treat him like that anymore.

With his mic skills, body frame and experience, nobody is better. I can name about 500 actors that can run circles around him in front of a camera. Hopefully WrestleMania was a chance for him to remember where he truly belongs. That in itself should be a good enough reason to give Sunday night's show an A+.

Come back to WWE full-time, Rock. It’s something that would benefit both parties involved. Fans don’t want a muscular tooth fairy; they want to see another Rock Bottom!