Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s name is known far and wide for being one of the biggest and most influential stars in the pro wrestling business. He is also a Hollywood megastar and continues to make hit after hit. That being said, it appears he might not return to WWE during the SAG-AFTRA.

The Rock certainly had a pretty bad start in WWE as almost everyone hated his Rocky Maivia character. The infamous ‘Die, Rocky, Die’ chants are something no one will ever forget, especially The Rock.

The SAG-AFTRA writer’s strike is one of the most pressing matters in Hollywood right now. The federation members are currently on strike against the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers over meagre payment and lack of rights.

While speaking with Cheap Heat, former WWE writer and Senior Vice President of Development at Seven Bucks Productions Brian Gewirtz stated that he believes it would be a bad look for a prominent actor like The Rock to participate in an entertainment program while others in the industry are striking. Therefore, his WWE return might not be for a while.


It’s a bad look for a prominent actor like The Rock, Cena [John Cena], Batista [Dave Bautista] to appear on an entertainment program while there is a strike going on and people are not getting paid and are striking.

I would be shocked if The Rock appeared anytime soon while the strike is going on, but I would be equally, if not more shocked if The Rock never appeared in a WWE ring again and figuring in the storyline at some point. It needs to be crafted, discussed, and thought about.

We will have to wait and see when The Great One will make his return to WWE television. After all, it has been almost four years since he has been seen on WWE television.

What’s your view on this story? Do you want to see The Rock return to WWE? Let us know in the comments!

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

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