Posted on 9/17/123 by Colin Vassallo
The Rock’s surprise return on Friday Night Smackdown racked
up millions of views across WWE’s social media channels.
Nearly 20 million views on TikTok have been recorded on the
video which shows the fans losing their mind when his theme
song kicked in. His People’s Elbow on Theory has over 3
million views and two other videos from the in-ring segment
have nearly 4 million other views. Rock’s backstage hand
shake and hug with John Cena racked up another 5.5 million
Other impressive stats show YouTube at 3.3 million views,
7.2 million views on X, and an additional 3 million views on
It’s safe to say that The Rock is still as popular as ever
and WWE made full use of his surprise to get that engagement
on social media.