The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) received massive boost in its television ratings last Monday as it saw The Rock return to its flagship show, RAW. The People’s Champion was part of a huge production which started from his backstage arrival to cutting a promo in the ring. However, his off script performance during the segment is generating a lot of heat within the company.
In the segment on RAW, The Rock was confronted by the New Day and was assisted by his cousins, Jey and Jimmy Uso on taking them down. The segment which was 20 minutes long had much more to it though.
Many people have claimed that the Rock’s segment was one of the most entertaining ones on Monday Night RAW in recent memory. The Rock entered the ring to hype up his appearance on WrestleMania 32 and his return to WWE in Miami.
During the in-ring promo, The Rock noticed four fans seated near the timekeeper’s booth. He paused for a second and then stated, “This is where we go off script”. The Great One hopped out of the ring to walk over to them. The four fans were dressed as The Undertaker, “Macho Man” Randy Savage, The Rock and Hulk Hogan. The Rock joked with them and then got back to the ring.
It’s reported that the WWE backstage officials began “freaking out” with The Rock’s actions, according to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.
The Rock took to Twitter to comment on the situation and it is believed that he is receiving heat from WWE owner Vince McMahon.
Although WWE is said to be unhappy with the situation, it is believed that The Rock can do anything that he wants. If anyone else had gone “off script”, they would have been fired on the spot by Vince McMahon, unless they were John Cena or The Undertaker.
The Rock’s return was massive for WWE. Monday Night RAW received its highest ratings in a year and it can only be good for the company heading towards WrestleMania 32. The Rock’s off script performance may have been a big deal, but it being The Rock, it’s going to be overlooked.
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