The Rock’s current heel character is a blend of his Hollywood and late 90s persona, which has captivated fans. His revival of The Rock concert on SmackDown this week electrified audiences in a big way and it appears that WWE may have anticipated it to last longer than initially planned.

During the March 15 episode of Friday Night SmackDown, Hollywood Rock made memorable return to the ring, captivating the audience with his iconic theme music and heartfelt words about Memphis, Tennessee.

Taking direct shots at Cody Rhodes and Seth Rollins, The Rock didn’t hold back. He even involved Rhodes’ mother and prominently displayed Stardust’s image on stage. Continuing his momentum, he unleashed scathing insults aimed at the “Cody Crybabies,” echoing worldwide.

After the concert, The Great One shifted focus to Rhodes’ recent actions, mocking his slap and ridiculing his interview with Michael Cole on Monday Night RAW. He truly had the crowd in the palm of his hands.

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According to Sean Ross Sapp behind Fightful’s paywall, The Rock’s concert was originally planned for a single segment. However, backstage sources confirmed that they were well aware it would extend beyond that initial plan.

‘The Rock’s concert was only scheduled for one segment, but those backstage told us “of course” they knew it would go longer.”

The Rock’s Concert also drew incredible viewership on YouTube. Nevertheless, fans had a wave of nostalgia and an absolute blast to see The Rock back as The Hollywood version of himself and that is what truly mattered to them.

Did you enjoy The Rock’s Concert segment on this week’s episode of Friday Night SmackDown? Were surprised it ran longer than initially planned? Sound off in the comments section below!

Subhojeet Mukherjee

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