Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson returns to the WWE ring after a decade – Deadline

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson returned to a WWE ring for the first time in a decade on Friday night, when he faced Roman Reigns face-to-face.

Johnson hasn't faced WWE since 2013, when he fought John Cena, before they both became movie stars.

Now it looks like Johnson is ready to come out of retirement to face his cousin Reigns at WrestleMania in early April. Reigns has been champion for over 1,200 days, but Johnson showed he meant business with a single that read, “The People's Champion,” as the duo went head-to-head in the ring.

Neither man said a word, but the crowd made a huge noise. The clip of the duo's meeting has received nearly a million views since then WWE uploaded it to their YouTube platform a few hours ago.

The competitors belong to the same famous wrestling family as the Anoa'i and refer to each other as cousins.

WWE announced that a press conference will be held on Thursday in Las Vegas, where the confrontation is scheduled to be confirmed.

The highly publicized event divided opinion on social media, with as many fans upset by the idea of ​​Johnson's return as those who applauded his return.

News.com.au reported that Johnson's return comes after his appointment To the board of directors of TKO, the company formed after the UFC and WWE merged in a $13.7 billion deal last year.

The company also granted Johnson the full trademark to his ring name, “The Rock,” after he signed a services and promotional agreement with the company.

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