The Rock caused a stir when Cody Rhodes relinquished his WrestleMania 40 spot to him, leading to a monumental clash between The Great One, Rhodes, and Seth Rollins at the grand event. Yet, with the dust settling on WrestleMania, fans are left pondering The Rock’s future in the wrestling world.

While The Great One’s presence electrifies fans, his post-WrestleMania plans have been unveiled. Nick Khan discussed The Rock’s upcoming schedule on The Town podcast, revealing a packed itinerary. Following WrestleMania 40, The Rock will dive into filming Smashing Machine, followed swiftly by the live-action adaptation of Moana.

“Our fans love him. I think he loves our fans. Wrestling’s in his blood,” Khan remarked, highlighting The Rock’s innate connection to the sport. He praised The Rock’s career pivot, showcasing his versatility from kids’ movies to leading man roles, exemplified by his upcoming projects.

“That was the whole thing.   No question, by the way, it’s one of the great career pivots that I’ve seen. So even, you talk about the kids movies, he was also like in the Get Shorty sequel. Which, if you’re like, I didn’t even know there was a Get Shorty sequel. He was in that. He had slimmed down considerably.”


“It wasn’t the right role for him. And boom, he came back as, okay, I’m going to be the leading man who I am. [His next film] Smashing Machine. So it’s his first, I think from what I understand, like not a hundred million dollar picture since he’s become a big megastar. So he goes into that a week or two after WrestleMania. Yeah. And then goes into live Moana after that, which knock on wood should be a big hit.”

With Smashing Machine marking a departure from The Rock’s typical big-budget endeavors, followed by the highly anticipated Moana adaptation, it’s evident that The Great One’s star power extends far beyond the squared circle.

As fans eagerly await The Rock’s return to WWE television, his current run remains nothing short of remarkable, leaving a lasting impact on the wrestling world. Whether he graces the ring again remains to be seen, as Ringside News was exclusively informed that The Rock has yet to tell the company when he intends to return.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet, a professional wrestling fan for over 20+ years, found his passion during the Monday Night Wars. With expertise honed over decades and a broad spectrum of interests including TV, movies, anime, novels, and music, he offers insightful analysis and coverage. Respected in the industry, Subhojeet keeps fans informed and engaged with his knowledge and perspective.

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