Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is going to SportsCenter tonight to preview WrestleMania 2016. @TheRock believes the magnitude and scale of this year’s WrestleMania will put the show on another level. The Rock posted via Instagram just minutes ago that he arrived at #WrestleMania32 at the AT&T Stadium.
Last year, The Rock attended WrestleMania 31 and accompanied Ronda Rousey–who was then undefeated–to face Triple H and Stephanie McMahon in a promotion. The year before, he had a beer bash with Stone Cold Steve Austin and Hulk Hogan. He is in attendance but not expected to wrestle just like previous WrestleMania events.
Every WrestleMania fan is waiting for what The Rock is cooking this year. There have been advertisements for his appearance at the Show of Shows but there has been no indication of why he is back. It is sure that he is not there to wrestle, though. The matches have been set and him wrestling would boost the pay-per-view event. And literally break the Internet.
There have been rumors that @JohnCena has been injured for months and will not wrestle at WrestleMania 32 but will make an appearance. Maybe he and “The Rock” are setting up a third match between each other? Or maybe he’s in attendance to help his cousin Roman Reigns in tonight’s match against Triple H for WWE World Heavyweight Championship? He hasn’t helped him before on RAW but maybe WrestleMania 32 is the place for such a showdown.
Either way, fans are excited to see The Rock arrive at the AT&T Stadium in preparation of #WrestleMania32. The event is scheduled to air tonight on the WWE Network via pay-per-view.
The Rock also sat down with ESPN’s Jonathan Coachman to discuss tonight’s events.
The Rock admits, “I used to dislike Cena but now we are buddies.”
But he goes on to tweet that he can feel something in the air tonight.
The Rock hasn’t been in the ring in years. The Rock reflects on his own WrestleMania debut.
“1997, I was 25yrs old, the youngest Intercontinental Champion in WWE history and performing in #WrestleMania13.
:It would become one of the most defining moments of my life. Not because it was my first WrestleMania I had the privilege to be a part of, but because I was boo’d out of the building. Literally boo’s from 20,000 people that screamed ‘Get the f*** outta here.’ And when you’re supposed to be a good guy or ‘babyface’ in wrestling speak – getting boo’d is the worst thing that can ever happen. They boo’d me because I wasn’t being real. I was told by the company how to act, how to respond to fans and the worst part of all.. I was told what to say and what not to say.
“Not long after this match, I lost the title and was eventually sent home for months to recuperate from an injury – it didn’t really matter anyway because I wasn’t drawing the company any money nor did the fans care I was gone.
“A week before I was scheduled to return to the WWE, I got a call from Vince who said ‘How do [you] feel about turning heel?’ (which means becoming a bad guy). I said ‘Great, but I have one request… give me 2 minutes on the microphone on live TV and let me be myself. Be real and authentic. I gotta be me.’ Vince said ‘You got it.’ The following week I cut a promo that was from the heart. Real and authentic.”
According to a Fox Sports commentator there isn’t a healthy opponent. But he isn’t out the game, he’s just changed stages.
The Rock has slowly transitioned from the ring to the Hollywood. The RAW sensation has teamed up with comedian Kevin Hart for this summer’s comedy Central Intelligence all while welcoming a new baby with girlfriend Lauren Hashian.
This is The Rock’s second daughter. He has a 14-year-old daughter named Simone from his first marriage to Dany Garcia.
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