Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Returning to WrestleMania

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Dwayne Johnson is returning to his roots.

Better known as “The Rock,” the professional wrestler-turned-actor announced this week that he will be returning to WrestleMania in 2016.

The “San Andreas” star made the announcement on Instagram to his near 38 million fans. He wrote“IT’S OFFICIAL: People’s Champ is coming home to do 3 things with THE PEOPLE: Set an ALL-TIME attendance record, ELECTRIFY Dallas like never before & make all time #WRESTLEMANIA history. And we have FUN. Ok that’s four things but you know what the hell The Rock’s sayin’… THANK YOU #WWEUniverse! It’s always an honor coming home and I wouldn’t miss it for the world.”

In the post, Johnson didn’t specify whether he’d be fighting at WrestleMania, and WWE has not commented on his return appearance.

An eight-time winner of the WWE Championship belt, Johnson has found immense success as an action star in film with the “Fast & Furious” franchise, “G.I. Joe” in 2013 and this year’s box office smash “San Andreas.” Johnson has also found a younger following with “Tooth Fairy” in 2010 and Disney’s “The Game Plan” in 2008. This past year, he made his well-received starring debut on television with HBO’s “Ballers,” which is currently in production on Season 2. Among Johnson’s many projects coming up, he will star alongside Zac Efron in the “Baywatch” movie revival. His production company Seven Bucks Productions is behind an unscripted docuseries for Fuse, “Hard Corps,” which is set in the competitive world of Drum Corps International.

Last year, Johnson stopped by WrestleMania in Santa Clara, Calif. where he joined Ronda Rousey for a matchup with Triple H and Stephanie McMahon.

According to the WWE, WrestleMania 32 is expected to welcome the largest crowd in sports-entertainment history. The annual event, which airs on the WWE Network next year, takes place April 3 at the AT&T Stadium in Dallas.

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  1. About time…Rock should be able to take back the title.. No one has the talent like the “Rock”.

  2. Bobby Mead says:

    The reporter got the city wrong. AT&T Stadium is not in Dallas, TX, it is in Arlington, TX across from the TX Rangers Ballpark. I grew up in FT. Worth and just wanted to give Arlington the props it deserves.

  3. BW Mitchell says:

    “fighting?” Hahaha.

  4. Ain’t there another way to get a date?

  5. With Johnson’s pathetic acting talents … in the ring with scripted phony wrestling is the only place he belongs

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