The Rock's WWE return breaks social media record as SmackDown sees huge hike in viewing figures for...
The Rock's surprise appearance on SmackDown this last Friday led to a huge increase in viewership for the show.
Dwayne Johnson, made famous as The Rock in WWE before his jump to Hollywood, showed up in Denver to a rapturous ovation as he confronted Austin Theory in the ring.
He had appeared on The Pat McAfee show earlier in the day as he teased a WrestleMania 40 match against real-life cousin Roman Reigns, and surprised the crowd as he turned up to WWE programming for the first time since 2019.
Joining McAfee in the ring, he took out Theory before being involved in a backstage segment with former rival John Cena, also posing for pictures with other stars backstage.