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The Rock Reveals How His SmackDown Return Came About

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In September, The Rock returned to WWE TV after 4 years. He had a promo segment with Pat McAfee and Austin Theory on SmackDown, which ended up Rock & McAfee laying out Theory with People’s Elbows.

The Great One appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and revealed how his return came about.

Below is what the 10-time World Champion said:

“It was incredible. Here’s the crazy thing about that. We were in Boulder. I was there for College Gameday, and I found out the night before that WWE was going to be in Denver, which is right up the road.

I called my buddy at WWE, Nick Khan, and I said, ‘Hey man, I heard SmackDown is here. Can you confirm that?’ ‘It is’. ‘Good, The Rock is coming to SmackDown’.

I went out there, and it was really an incredible thing. I’ve been lucky over the years to entertain in a lot of different ways, but that kind of connection with the WWE audience, like tonight, there’s nothing like it.

My music, ‘If you smell’. I went out there. They had no idea. 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. It was incredible.

The WWE audience is my family, and I love them, and it was incredible. And by the way, there’s nothing like laying the smackdown on their candy a$$es on SmackDown all night long.”

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