When Dwayne Johnson, better known as The Rock, left the WWE to pursue an acting career, I was happy for him. As a fan of his work, I was happy the dude was doing something successfully where he didn't have to put so much pain on his body.
Would I like to see Rocky back in the ring? Yes. As I said, I am a fan. But would I like him to leave Hollywood to come back to a world full-time that could bring him pain? No. I feel if one can be successful in a place where they don't have to hurt themselves frequently, then they should stick to it.
If he wrestles every once in a while, then there would be no issue on my end of things. In any case, Johnson is not coming back full-time to wrestle for the WWE again. Part-time if anything.
Johnson shouldn't feel that he owes the fans anything. Sure, the fans got him to where he is, but his talent kept him there. He moved on to bigger, and better things. So people such as John Cena who come out and say that Johnson said he loved the fans and then all the sudden left, should really shut up.
Keep in mind that the WWE let Johnson's contract expire without renewing it or even letting him know about it until it was too late. So, we were lucky we saw him after that at all. He only came back for the fans, and came to the Hall of Fame for his family.
It seems Johnson let anything he had against the WWE go and is OK with Vince McMahon. It seems people always end up OK with him at some point.
In any case, Johnson is coming back to the WWE. Now, he is set to host RAW at some point in January. It is mainly to promote two movies of his, Planet 51 and Tooth Fairy. Planet 51 is coming out soon, but I am sure he will be promoting it as well as the movie coming out during the time that he is there in the Tooth Fairy.
Isn't it funny how once the WWE went PG, Johnson starts doing Disney stuff? Kind of funny how that works out, I'm just saying.
Now, during an interview recently, Johnson had some vague yet interesting things to say regarding his future with the WWE. Check it out:
"I love that world and being able to entertain, especially if I could go back whether it's on Smackdown and do a promo or guest-host or we could create this cool show, whatever that may be," Johnson said. "Especially now, I'm at the point where I can go back and give back to the fans and help out the guys in any way I can."
He later went on to say, "Right now we're trying to put together—there is always something cool and interesting for me to do. I would like to do something more than just host the show." Johnson added, "I'm in the process of creating something really cool for the fans, something very special and unique. It will be something like one big entertaining show."
Now, when I first saw this, I got the impression that Johnson would do more than host RAW when he came in. He would most likely wrestle on that night. It seems obvious, right? And while that may happen, I read it again, then I read it more and more. And then I had this epiphany if you will.
It seems that Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson may have signed a non-wrestling deal with the WWE.
Now, the WWE has been wanting to put out a WWE Channel. This does not mean that all shows on the channel will be wrestling shows. Many are speculating that he could possibly be the star of a new WWE Talk Show.
Talk shows are usually pretty good for the people who host them and the channel they are on, and why not get someone in who could really do well in something like that in Johnson?
The WWE is getting bigger and bigger in the pop culture and entertainment world. And because of that, Johnson is not hurting himself what so ever by coming into the WWE and doing shows with them often.
Having a talk show where they could get celebs in more and more would be great.
Now, Rock wouldn't be the first former wrestler to have his own talk show. Sting actually had one for a little while.
Sting was a former wrestler at the time he did the show. As we know, he is an active wrestler at this point.
In any case, we will have to wait and see. However, the WWE is getting closer and closer to getting a channel out. The talks for something like this have been going on for well over a year now, and many internally believe it would easily be a success.
Seeing as the WWE has thousands of hours of wrestling in their archive that is from the WWE, AWA, WCW, WCCW, and a lot of others. On top of that other shows that we see on WWE.com normally could be on there.
Then you could have FCW shows, re-runs of RAW, ECW, Superstars, and SmackDown. Put movies from WWE Studios on. TV shows such as sitcoms could even be a success.
The channel has endless possibilities and the WWE knows this. They easily have the money to make this happen too. All the while Johnson could be involved. And could you find anyone better? I don't think so.
He would also be able to do movies on the side, so he is definitely able to do whatever he wants with the WWE. We will have to wait and see what develops as I mentioned before, but if you ask me, we will be seeing a lot of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson on WWE TV in 2010.