The Rock’s current heel persona is a fusion of his Hollywood charisma and the boldness of his late ’90s character, which has resonated deeply with fans. His revival of The Rock concert on SmackDown this week left audiences electrified, marking a significant moment. Regarding the segment running longer than anticipated, there seems to be some clarification available.

During the March 15 episode of Friday Night SmackDown, Hollywood Rock made a triumphant return to the ring, thrilling the audience with his iconic theme music and expressing appreciation for Memphis, Tennessee. The Rock didn’t fail to take numerous shots at Cody Rhodes, Seth Rollins and more.

According to Sean Ross Sapp behind Fightful’s paywall, it was reported that The Rock’s concert was originally planned for a single segment. However, it was noted 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.”


Brian Gewirtz, who is currently working with The Rock for his creative direction in WWE, took to Twitter and commented on a post about Fightful’s report. Gewirtz clarified that The Rock’s segment went 30 seconds under its allotted 20 minutes.

”The segment went 30 seconds under its allotted 20 minutes.”

The Rock’s Concert also drew incredible viewership on YouTube. Nevertheless, The Rock made sure to entertain fans with his famous segment while adhering to his allotted time and that is what matters.

Are you surprised by this turn of events regarding The Rock’s concert not going overtime? Let us know in the comments section below!

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