Tonight’s ‘Monday Night Raw’ was the wildest ever! The Rock made a surprise appearance — and HollywoodLife.com was in the audience at Barclays when it happened! Here’s exactly what went down.
Finally, The Rock has come back to Brooklyn! The WWE crowd got the shock of a lifetime tonight when Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, 42, who was a WWE megastar for years before turning to acting, showed up at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York for a totally unexpected showdown.
The Rock Makes Surprise Appearance On ‘Monday Night Raw’ On WWE
The Rock hasn’t been seen in the wrestling world since he was at Wrestlemania 29 in 2013. But on Oct. 6, he returned to the ring! His appearance was completely unexpected and HollywoodLife.com has learned the superstar flew to New York City today just for his appearance.
The Rock came out while Lana and Rusev were in the ring. Rusev was talking about how Russia is the best country in the world — he’s Russian, of course. The crowd was chanting, “USA! USA! USA!” and that’s when The Rock emerged! The larger-than-life star made a long speech, then hit Rusev multiple times!
When The Rock arrived, the crowd understandably freaked out. People started chanting, “Holy sh*t, holy sh*t!” No one could believe what they were seeing. Then, people chanted, “This is awesome! This is awesome!” The whole crowd screamed his famous, “Can you smell what The Rock is cookin?” line with him!
During The Rock’s speech, he quoted Jay Z. He said, “Allow me to reintroduce myself.” He also talked about how he has visited all five boroughs. When he talked about The Bronx, he paid tribute to newly-retired baseball superstar Derek Jeter. The crowd went wild for that!
He was such a great sport. The wrestling legend stood up on each side of the ring to allow the crowd to cheer him on. So cool. He was wearing a black tanktop that said “JUST BRING IT” in big bold letters.
Later, when The Rock left, we spotted him hugging fans who were in wheelchairs. We also spotted Saturday Night Live stars Bobby Monehan & Taran Killam on the sidelines trying to snap selfies with The Rock! Literally everyone is a fan of his.
Are YOU shocked The Rock showed up at Monday Night Raw, HollywoodLifers? Let us know!
— Megan Ross, Reporting by Elizabeth Wagmeister