WWE Gives Fans A Rock On Valentine’s Day

On Monday, Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson made his long awaited return to professional wrestling.

Ed Millerby Ed Miller

WWE Gives Fans A Rock On Valentine's Day




It has been almost seven years since Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson made an appearance in the ring but on Monday night the football player, turned professional wrestler, turned feature film star was the main attraction on WWE Raw, where he announced that he will be hosting WrestleMania 27.

Johnson was a member of the World Wrestling Federation (which later changed it's name to World Wrestling Entertainment) from 1996 until 2004 and was one of the first third-generation superstars in the company's history. Johnson, the former WWF Champion used the WWE to help launch his acting career in 2001, when he landed a small role in The Mummy Returns. From there his acting career began to take off, as he found success in movies such as The Scorpion King and Doom, which gave nerds another excuse to like Johnson, as it was based on one of the best selling video games of all time.

After a recent string of box office flops, Johnson has decided to return to his roots.

Johnson hinted at a comeback on his Facebook page just two weeks ago but many believed the rumor to be false. He then joined Twitter just days ago and within only 12 hours of activity and just three tweets, he had managed to gain around 80,000 followers. Johnson used another social media outlet to announce his return, when he posted a short video on YouTube, in which he declared, “Finally, the Rock has come back to WrestleMania. The most electrifying man in all of entertainment is hosting the most electrifying event in all of entertainment!”

With Johnson's return the WWE is hoping to be able to lure back some of the older fans that have shied away due to lack of stardom amongst the new generation. It is not the first big name that has returned in recent years, with guys like Shawn Michaels and Mick Foley making regular appearences.

It is not yet known if the 38-year-old will actually step into the ring at WrestleMania, which will take place on April 3 in Atlanta Georgia. The event is where he made his last wrestling appearance in back in 2004. The hosting job comes just months before the release of Fast Five, the fifth installment of the Fast and the Furious franchise.


It has been almost seven years since Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson made an appearance in the ring but on Monday night the football player, turned professional wrestler, turned feature film star was the main attraction on WWE Raw, where he announced that he will be hosting WrestleMania 27.

 

Johnson was a member of the World Wrestling Federation (which later changed it’s name to World Wrestling Entertainment) from 1996 until 2004 and was one of the first third-generation superstars in the company’s history. Johnson, the former WWF Champion used the WWE to help launch his acting career in 2001, when he landed a small role in The Mummy Returns. From there his acting career began to take off, as he found success in movies such as The Scorpion King and Doom, which gave nerds another excuse to like Johnson, as it was based on one of the best selling video games of all time.

 

After a recent string of box office flops, Johnson has decided to return to his roots.

 

Johnson hinted at a comeback on his Facebook page just two weeks ago but many believed the rumor to be false. He then joined Twitter just days ago and within only 12 hours of activity and just three tweets, he had managed to gain around 80,000 followers. Johnson used another social media outlet to announce his return, when he posted a short video on YouTube, in which he declared, “Finally, the Rock has come back to WrestleMania. The most electrifying man in all of entertainment is hosting the most electrifying event in all of entertainment!”

 

With Johnson’s return the WWE is hoping to be able to lure back some of the older fans that have shied away due to lack of stardom amongst the new generation. It is not the first big name that has returned in recent years, with guys like Shawn Michaels and Mick Foley making regular appearences.

 

It is not yet known if the 38-year-old will actually step into the ring at WrestleMania, which will take place on April 3 in Atlanta Georgia. The event is where he made his last wrestling appearance in back in 2004. The hosting job comes just months before the release of Fast Five, the fifth installment of the Fast and the Furious franchise.

 

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