The Rock Kicks Off WWE Friday Night SmackDown


The Rock returned home.

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson made his grand return to WWE television. 

He did so during the debut episode of WWE Friday Night SmackDown on FOX  from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. As seen on the show, The Rock did a segment with Baron Corbin and WWE RAW Women’s Champion Becky Lynch in the ring. 

The Rock cut a promo about the history of the show and how Corbin looked like a broke wanna be king of Burger King. Corbin told him that this isn’t The Rock’s home and to know his role and shut his mouth. The segment ended with The Rock and Lynch laying out Corbin with their finishers. 

- Advertisement -

Before the announcement by the former WWE Champion about his appearance on Monday through social media, it was reported that both WWE and The Rock have explored the possibility of him appearing on the show. 

It was a big deal to get him on the show due to FOX heavily promoting the show to get a big rating. 

It marked the debut episode of SmackDown on FOX and the 20th Anniversary Show that was created with the name of one of his iconic catchphrases. 

Obviously, with this appearance, people will want to see him wrestle one more time. However, the chances of that happening are slim. 

Not only due to his busy schedule as an actor but also because he’s retired from the pro wrestling business.

He confirmed earlier this year while making an appearance on “Live with Kelly and Ryan” that “I quietly retired from wrestling because I was lucky enough to have just a really wonderful career and accomplish what I wanted to accomplish.”