I was a freshman in college the last time The Rock had a match.
I admittedly missed that match because, well, I was a freshman in college. I wasn’t watching wrestling then. When I got back into it in 2006, he already had been gone for years. Soon after, he completed the transition to Dwayne Johnson.
He’s not booked to compete yet. He’s simply the host of WrestleMania 27 (or XXVII? I’m never sure anymore) at this point. But one thing is for certain — there’s just this … feeling … that something big is about to happen. This isn’t Hulk Hogan or Ric Flair (or anybody else paid a shitload of money) showing up in TNA. Hell, it isn’t Bret Hart coming back to the WWE. This feels bigger because, at 38 years old, The Rock is still in great shape, and one can only assume he can still get it done in the ring.
So why is he where? What will he do? …is he here to stay? (He says he is.) The possibilities are endless, and the millions (…and millions) of The Rock’s fans can’t wait to see what’s next.
Until then, here’s some nostalgia for you:
The Rock’s new intro OK, not nostalgic, but still awesome.