The tweet reads:
This will not be the first time The Rock has been the featured wrestler on a WWE video game.
He was the feature performer on the first two SmackDown games for the PlayStation and was the sole face on the front of WWE’s first outing on the PlayStation 2.
The Rock’s catchphrases “Know Your Role,” “Just Bring It” and “Shut Your Mouth” were also used as the tag lines for the WWE’s three sequels after the inaugural SmackDown game.
The other wrestler to receive this honor is Brock Lesnar, whose “Here Comes The Pain” was used for the final SmackDown game before the series became SmackDown vs. Raw in 2004.
It is also worth noting that this will be the first game produced by 2K Sports. THQ, the former games company that produced this established franchise, went bankrupt last year.
2K Sports produces games for the NBA and NHL, and are a subsidiary of a bigger company behind worldwide hit Grand Theft Auto.
It will have been ten years since The Rock was on the cover of a WWE video game. His presence will certainly attract non-wrestling fans to the product with his movie connections.
Ultimately, this is just a nice gesture by the WWE towards The Rock. What will matter is how good the game is when it comes out.