WWE Recruits The Rock for SmackDown: Legend's Return Has Major Motive



by ATIA MUKHTAR

WWE Recruits The Rock for SmackDown: Legend's Return Has Major Motive
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Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson’s surprising reappearance on WWE's SmackDown last month may have had deeper implications than fans initially realized. Some insiders, including the respected Dutch Mantell, suggest that The Rock's appearance hints at a more substantial involvement in the coming WrestleMania.

On the September 15th episode of SmackDown, Johnson made a memorable appearance, getting into a skirmish with Austin Theory and Pat McAfee. His signature moves against Theory were a sight to behold and, predictably, his presence was a shot in the arm for the show's ratings.

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Mantell, while sharing his insights during a recent episode of Smack Talk, pointed out Johnson’s omnipresence in the media. "Just last week, The Rock was the talk of SmackDown and pulled impressive ratings.

Then, as a College Football enthusiast, I saw him everywhere on Saturday. He was on Gameday, spotted on another talk show, and even made an appearance on the sidelines during the Colorado State vs. Colorado game, which pulled in nearly 12 million viewers," Mantell stated.

"To think WWE brought him back just for a single appearance is naive. This seems more like a strategic move pointing towards WrestleMania." Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson's latest appearance on SmackDown stands out, especially since he hasn't graced the WWE screens since 2019.

Juggling a jam-packed Hollywood career, Johnson finds it increasingly challenging to immerse himself in long-term WWE plots. The demands of the film industry often pull him away, making his wrestling commitments sporadic at best.

Yet, insiders whispered that The Rock was initially pegged for a dream clash with Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 39. But as events unfolded, it was the Tribal Chief who squared off against Cody Rhodes. Does this recent appearance hint at a rekindling of that matchup? Time will tell, but fans are already buzzing with anticipation.

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