The Rock is back on the January 25, 2016 episode of Raw to promote the next WrestleMania event; was later interrupted by New Day members (Big E, Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods), but when Usos (Jimmy and Jey Uso) brought the trio to the ring, he closed the segment with a Rock Bottom on Big E and the People's Elbow against Woods.
At WrestleMania 32 The Rock announced that WWE has surpassed the absolute record of spectators with 101,763 people, up to that point belonging to WrestleMania III; later, after being interrupted by The Wyatt Family (Bray Wyatt, Erick Rowan and Braun Strowman), he challenged Rowan to a match, defeating him with a Rock Bottom; it represents, with a duration of six seconds, the shortest match in the history of WrestleMania.
Then helped by the returning John Cena, he got rid of the other two members, Wyatt and Strowman. WWE legend Kurt Angle recently discussed what it was like wrestling The Rock. The former Olympian had nothing but praise for the Brahma Bull.
"The Rock was awesome. He was an incredible performer. One of the best athletes I've ever been in the ring with. He had a jump, a spring," began Angle.
Kurt Angle pays tribute to The Rock
Then, Angle added, "He could jump high, he was quick, he had all the tools.
He was even better at cutting promos and this guy was a great find for Vince McMahon. I don't think anybody, when Dwayne first started, thought that he would have the success that he had within a few years. He was the biggest name, outside of Stone Cold, in professional wrestling and he went on to Hollywood and became a blockbuster actor.
He's another guy that's good at everything he does," Kurt Angle stated. Angle named John Laurinaitis and the late great Pat Patterson as the two he always loved working with the most during his time in WWE: "My two favorites were Pat Patterson and John Laurinaitis.
They were both incredible agents. They did a great job of coming up with finishes, great false finishes, they really assisted us with our matches. Pat is one of the greatest of all time. He was one of the greatest wrestlers of all time and he was a lot of fun to work with.
He came up with some innovative ideas. The guy passed away a couple of years ago, go bless him, he was in his eighties but he was always up to date with what was going on in wrestling."