WWE: Finally, The Rock Has Come 'Home,' but for How Long?
If you're a fan of the WWE, you're likely doing cartwheels over what transpired on last night's Monday Night Raw.
After seven years in Hollywood that ranged from blockbusters like The Game Plan to duds like The Tooth Fairy, Dwayne Johnson came back to the scene that made him a star, announcing his return as the guest host for WrestleMania.
The crowd in Anaheim, CA went absolutely berserk when the lights went out followed by the speakers blasting out, "If you smell....what The Rock....is cookin."
The most electrifying man in sports entertainment pulled off one of the most electrifying moments in recent WWE memory.
It was a trip down memory lane for those fans that remember the WWE Attitude era, seeing The Rock pull off all his trademark lines while also trashing both heels and faces alike.
Internet boards are buzzing at what fans just witnessed tonight. The big question of course is, what's next?
During his near 15-minute speech, The Rock dropped some key words and phrases such as "I'm back home for good," and "I'll never leave you again," that have people convinced that he will be returning as a performer, though there has been no mention of The Rock signing a long-term deal.
The Rock also took a good amount of time to dish out some insults on John Cena, the wrestler that is "The Rock" of this current crop of wrestlers. This also has fans drooling at the prospect of a Rock/Cena feud.
As enticing as all of this sounds, it's more likely that Dwayne Johnson has signed a short deal with the WWE to help build publicity for the latest Fast and the Furious sequel, in which he plays a prominent role. The movie is due out April 29th.
However, this will not stop the wrestling world from guessing, and hoping that The Rock may be making a return. Is it possible that he is indeed back full time? I suppose it's possible.
If Vince McMahon shelled out enough money (I'm talking something in the range of $7 million+ per year) and structured a contract in which the Rock also signed a movie deal with WWE films, AND was additionally allotted time to film other major motion pictures, then sure, it's possible.
But for now, WWE fans should enjoy the next month.
Odds are, WrestleMania will be a one-time-only stop for the Great One.
Whether he's here one month or one year, though, the next weeks are guaranteed to be a thrill ride.
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