WWE makes plans for The Rock’s return

If recent reports are to be believed that CM Punk and Daniel Bryan are AEW bound, WWE could certainly do with a major injection and nobody can do that like The Rock.

WWE makes plans for The Rock’s return
The Rock

The Rock is reportedly heading back to World Wrestling Entertainment this year.

The 10-time WWE world champion will return at the Survivor Series pay-per-view in November, an event that’s being tentatively scheduled to go down at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Andrew Zarian of the Mat Men Podcast reports.

Following that, Hollywood’s highest-grossing actor would appear on both RAW and SmackDown.

This is of course a plan set in motion by the World Wrestling Entertainment for the ‘The Most Electrifying Man In Sports Entertainment’ to face his real-life cousin Roman Reigns at Wrestlemania 38 in Dallas next year.

With Friday Night SmackDown and Monday Night RAW on FOX and USA Network, both of WWE’s TV partners want to watch some incredible skills in the ring from the most famous men in the wrestling world today.

Roman Reigns is currently on the Smackdown brand of the WWE where he reigns as the Universal champion, but there will have been a draft in October, so that might not still be true by the time The Rock appears at Survivor Series.

The Rock appearing at Survivor Series is a logical move even outside of the potential Reigns story. 

The event will mark the 25th anniversary of Rock’s debut in WWE after he first appeared at Survivor Series 1996.

If recent reports are to be believed that CM Punk and Daniel Bryan are AEW bound, WWE could certainly do with a major injection and nobody can do that like The Rock.

When he appeared on the first-ever SmackDown on FOX, the Blue Brand recorded a rating over 4 million, nearly double what their usual average has been since.

It could also be argued, The Rock versus Roman Reigns remains the biggest possible match in pro wrestling today and WWE still has that in their back pocket. With WrestleMania 38 built around that, WWE will do good business.