The WWE SmackDown made its debut on April 29, 1999 and was named after The Rock’s catchphrase “lay the Smack Down”. Now that the show is moving to Fox network, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will make a surprise return to the show.
Rock confirmed the news on his official twitter account and wrote “FINALLY…I come back home to my @WWE universe. This FRIDAY NIGHT, I’ll return for our debut of SMACKDOWN! LIVE on @FOXTV. There’s no greater title than #thepeopleschamp. And there’s no place like home. Tequila on me after the show #IfYaSmell #Smackdown#RocksShow #FOX”
FINALLY…I come back home to my @WWE universe.
This FRIDAY NIGHT, I’ll return for our debut of SMACKDOWN!
LIVE on @FOXTV.
There’s no greater title than #thepeopleschamp.
And there’s no place like home.
Tequila on me after the show ??#IfYaSmell? #Smackdown#RocksShow #FOX pic.twitter.com/V5i4cxqIqH
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) September 30, 2019
And the “millions” will be waiting for his dream return and the WWE Universe will finally get to hear “Finally, the Rock has come back to..”.
The great one took down Erick Rowan in just 6 seconds to smash new Wrestlemania record which happens to be his last appearance in the company. He recently announced his retirement but didn’t denied a possible return.
WWE Hall of Famers Kurt Angle, Lita, Mick Foley, Booker T, Hulk Hogan, Goldberg, Jerry “The King” Lawler, Mark Henry, Ric Flair and Sting are just some of the names expected to appear on the first episode of SmackDown on fox network.
Rock’s long time rival- Stone Cold Steve Austin will also appear on the show but the chances of them continuing their fierce rivalry is unlikely but the fans will be eager to see a confrontation between the two to relive the good old days of attitude era. “Just bring it”