The Rock

The Rock Explains How His Latest WWE Return on Smackdown Came Together

— The Rock appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon yesterday and explained how his latest one-night return to WWE happened:

“It was incredible. So here’s the crazy thing about that is we were in Boulder. I was there for College GameDay. And I found out the night before that WWE SmackDown was going to be in Denver, which is right up the road. So I call my buddies at WWE, Nick Khan, and I said, ‘Hey man, I heard SmackDown is here. Can you confirm that?’ He said, ‘It is.’ I said, ‘Well good, The Rock is coming to SmackDown.'”

“I went out there — it was really an incredible thing. I’ve been really lucky over the years to entertain in a lot of different ways, but that kind of connection with the WWE audience — by the way, that kind of connection, it’s just like this tonight. With a live audience, there’s nothing like it.”

“So my music hit, ‘If you smell.’ And I went out there. They had no idea. And you guys know how hard it is to keep a secret. It doesn’t exist. This was a full-on secret. The people went nuts, 13,000 people sounded like 130,000 people. And it was just incredible. So WWE audience, it’s my family, I love them, and it was incredible. And by the way, I gotta say, not only is that connection just like this incredible, but there’s nothing like going to SmackDown and laying the smackdown on their candy asses all night long.”

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