The Rock confirms WWE return for SmackDown’s FOX debut and Roman Reigns can’t wait

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson will make his WWE return for SmackDown’s FOX debut on Friday.

The blue brand premieres on US network FOX this week in a deal worth a reported £1billion.

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And The Rock, a 10-time world champion, is the latest WWE legend who will appear on the show in Los Angeles, with Stone Cold Steve Austin and Ric Flair returning.

The Jumanji star, who announced his retirement from wrestling earlier this year, tweeted: “Finally I come back home to my WWE universe. This Friday night, I’ll return for our debut of SMACKDOWN! LIVE on FOX TV.

“There’s no greater title than #thepeopleschamp. And there’s no place like home. Tequila on me after the show.”

The Rock’s best run with WWE occurred in the late 1990s and early 2000s when he was involved in classic feuds with Triple H and Austin.

The former world champion has not wrestled since beating Erick Rowan in an impromptu six-second match at WrestleMania 32.

The Rock’s busy Hollywood schedule has made it difficult for him to make sporadic WWE appearances.

However, this week’s homecoming is set to boost SmackDown’s ratings for their FOX debut.

The Rock topped Forbes’ 2019 list of highest-paid actors after earning $89.4million over the past year.

Roman Reigns, who appeared in Fast and Furious: Hobbs & Shaw welcomed him back, with a tweet calling him ‘uce’, meaning brother.

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