He’s back! The Rock got WWE fans totally pumped when he announced on Instagram Dec. 28 that he’ll be coming back for Wrestlemania 2016. But what will his role in the huge wrestling event be? Watch his announcement and find out what we know right here!
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will never forget his roots in the WWE — and he’s proving it by returning to Wrestlemania AGAIN next year! The wrestler-turned-Hollywood stud revealed that he’ll be taking part in the 2016 event on April 3, and he has some big goals for his appearance.
The 43-year-old made his big announcement on Instagram Dec. 28, with his main objective being to set an all-time attendance record in sports-entertainment history. “IT’S OFFICIAL: People’s Champ is coming home to do 3 things with THE PEOPLE: Set an ALL-TIME attendance record, ELECTRIFY Dallas like never before & make all time #WRESTLEMANIA history,” he wrote on Instagram, along side a video montage of his biggest moment from the event’s past.
“And we have FUN,” he added. “Ok that’s four things but you know what the hell The Rock’s sayin’..THANK YOU #WWEUniverse! It’s always an honor coming home and I wouldn’t miss it for the world. #PeoplesChamp4L #MakingElectrifyingHistory #SmackethLaidDownOnThyCandyAsses.” So, what’s the big attendance record he’s trying to beat? 93,173 people, which hasn’t happened since 1987 at the Pontiac Silverdome. Major!
The Rock actually made an appearance last year, at Wrestlemania 31, when he showed up to Levi’s Stadium in California to team up with Ronda Rousey for an epic matchup against Triple H and Stephanie McMahon. So far, it hasn’t been revealed whether or not he’ll be fighting at Wrestlemania 32, but either way, his announcement is SUPER exciting!
The actor is a legend in the world of WWE, with seven WWE championships to his name. Although he is not a regular in the circuit anymore, he is only considered “semi-retired,” as he still makes appearances at epic events from time to time. Oh, and he and his wife, Lauren Hashian, just welcomed a new baby girl on Dec. 16 — so sweet! Check out The Rock’s hit 2015 film Furious 7 RIGHT HERE.
IT'S OFFICIAL: People's Champ is coming home to do 3 things with THE PEOPLE: Set an ALL-TIME attendance record, ELECTRIFY Dallas like never before & make all time #WRESTLEMANIA history. And we have FUN. Ok that's four things but you know what the hell The Rock's sayin'.. 😂. THANK YOU #WWEUniverse! It's always an honor coming home and I wouldn't miss it for the world. #PeoplesChamp4L #MakingElectrifyingHistory #SmackethLaidDownOnThyCandyAsses 👊🏾💯
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HollywoodLifers, are you stoked The Rock is returning to Wrestlemania?!