The Rock Injury: Updates on WWE Star's Abdomen and Adductor

Tim KeeneyContributor IApril 8, 2013

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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During his main event battle with John Cena at WrestleMania 29, The Rock suffered a major abdomen and adductor injury. 

The electrifying superstar tweeted out the details himself on April 8:

UPDATE: Saturday, Aug. 31, at 3:15 p.m. ET

The Rock provides an update on his status:

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UPDATE: Sunday, Apr. 21, at 11:28 a.m. ET by Brandon Galvin

The Rock announced this morning on Twitter that he will undergo surgery next week:

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UPDATE: Wednesday, Apr. 10, at 11:44 a.m. ET by Brandon Galvin

The Rock informed the world this morning that he is already starting to rehab:

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It’s an injury that can only be described as brutal, and the fact that The Brahma Bull was able to finish the match at all is a testament to his dedication to the sport, strength and unbelievable tolerance for pain.

The results of wrestling may be scripted, but this is just another example of the heart-pounding action being 100 percent real.

As far as storylines go, this certainly complicates things a bit.

The Rock was reportedly set to appear on Monday Night Raw, where he was going to cut a promo and subsequently be attacked by Brock Lesnar in a teaser for WrestleMania 30.

That was quickly scrapped as he had to fly home to presumably tend to his injury, and the WWE is reportedly in "chaos" rewriting the show.

Moreover, it had been rumored that Rocky was set to make it four PPVs in a row at Extreme Rules next month, but it's safe to say this injury will undoubtedly stop that from happening. 

Many believed Extreme Rules would be the stage for The Rock’s final chapter with John Cena, so not only does this injury likely eliminate The People’s Champ from next month’s pay-per-view, but it also frees up a feud for the new World Champion.

There are several options who could step up as Cena’s next opponent, but we will undoubtedly learn more on that front on Raw.

For now, it’s time to simply wish The Rock, a true competitor in every sense of the word, a speedy recovery.