The Rock recently looked back on his comeback journey in WWE, which culminated in a high-stakes appearance at WrestleMania 40.

Teaming up with Roman Reigns, they engaged in fierce rivalry against Cody Rhodes and Seth Rollins. The showdown marked The Rock’s first official match in 11 years, resulting in a victory alongside Reigns on WrestleMania Saturday. However, Rhodes managed to clinch the title from Reigns the following night, despite interference from The Rock and their faction, The Bloodline.

Reflecting on his return stint, The Rock expressed to Mike Coppinger of ESPN the immense pressure he felt to deliver.

“I have never in my entire career felt more pressure and more heat to deliver than I did during this run,” he admitted.


The weight of returning to the ring, coupled with the responsibility of overseeing his iconic ‘The Rock’ persona, added to the intensity. The storyline, which had been brewing quietly for two years, centered around a potential mega match between The Rock and Reigns, a prospect that fueled both anticipation and pressure.

Despite the challenges, The Rock found deep gratification in the outcome. “It feels incredibly gratifying … to be able to deliver the way that we did as a team is the most gratifying thing about this entire journey,” he shared.

The experience not only allowed him to reconnect with his wrestling roots but also underscored his ability to resonate with fans and execute a compelling narrative in the ring.

As The Rock temporarily steps away from the spotlight, he affirmed his intention to return for future engagements, particularly targeting a reunion with Cody Rhodes. His departure marks a pause in an exhilarating chapter of WWE history, leaving fans eager for what the future holds in store for The Great One.

How do you think The Rock’s return to WWE has influenced the current storyline landscape and the anticipation for future matchups, particularly with Cody Rhodes and potentially other WWE superstars? Let us know in the comments.

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