DWAYNE JOHNSON: The Rock “blown away” by reaction for surprise WWE return

Posted on 9/18/123 by Colin Vassallo

The Rock wrote a touching post on social media about his
surprise return on Smackdown this past Friday, his first
appearance in a WWE ring since 2019.

“I was – I’m still – completely blown away by this crowd
reaction in Denver this past Friday night on SMACKDOWN,” he
wrote. “My appearance was a surprise to everyone and this
crowd of 14,000 erupted with the roar of 100,000 strong.”

He said that was easily top five loudest crowd reaction of
his career and uttered “holy shit” when he walked out.

“I’m so grateful and humbled by this. I never take it for
granted and ‘coming home’ will always be sacred to me,” he
continued, before thanking Pat McAfee, “the talented Austin
Theory,” his WWE family backstage, Team Rock, and everyone
who joined.

“But most importantly, thank you with all my love, gratitude
and respect, to THE PEOPLE. Our connection is real.
Electrifying,” he concluded, signing off with “People’s

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