Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson congratulates former Shield member on being named WrestleMania 40’s Most Valuable Performer

The Rock aka “The Final Boss,” made his triumphant return to WWE on Night One in Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field after an eleven-year hiatus. His submission of Cody Rhodes set up the big event of Night Two under Bloodline Rules. While the showdown between Bloodline and Cody Rhodes stole the spotlight, it was former Shield member Seth Rollins who earned The Rock’s praise as WrestleMania XL’s MVP.

The Rock was a familiar face on WWE television for a number of months leading up to WrestleMania. The event’s first night broke records and was hailed as the “highest-selling single night” in WWE history. Now, in an Instagram post made almost seven days after the Philadelphia spectacle, The Great One surprised fans by announcing Seth “Freakin” Rollins as the show’s most valuable player.

In the post, The Rock revealed his event preparation process, including a 12-week training program in which he collaborated with other wrestlers to maintain peak fitness. Extending congratulations to Seth Rollins for his WrestleMania performance, The Rock expressed immense pride, hailing Seth’s contribution as “incredible, iconic, and historic.”

He noted, “Just incredible and iconic and historic. I’m very, very proud of you, uso. And also congratulations to who I feel is the real MVP of the entire WrestleMania weekend, Seth Rollins. What an honor it was to share the ring with you three.” 

He hinted at a comeback to spice up future WrestleManias, but for now, The People’s Champion is stepping away from wrestling to light up Hollywood once more. 

The Rock hits a pause on wrestling to embrace Hollywood again

The Rock has officially parted ways with WWE, at least for the time being. He said on the last Monday Night Raw that he is returning to Hollywood for a film project after WrestleMania 40. His show-ending remark about a potential future bout with Rhodes piqued viewers’ interest. 

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He gave Rhodes something that wasn’t clear and said some strange things, but his exit to Hollywood leaves a lot of questions open. In any case, this may set the stage for a monumental plot when The Rock makes a triumphant comeback, maybe at WrestleMania 41, and continues the story with Rhodes.

Do you also believe that Seth Rollins was WrestleMania 40’s MVP? Share your thoughts in the comment section. 

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Oh, hi, this is Md Robin Ahmed, a WWE fan and I everyday go through a slew of popular WWE stories on Sportszion. Watching Big Show's Showstopper was the beginning of my passion for WWE, though I have to say that his Chokeslam is not one of my favorite moves. Over time, my love for professional wrestling has intensified, mostly due to the Shield, and my all-time favorite wrestler in WWE is Big Dog. I would give everything to be able to be within a few feet of him to witness his iconic Superman Punch and Spear. My major is engineering, but I'm most happy when I'm doing something artistic that doesn't put me under any pressure. Watching them wrestle and discuss their matches is always fun for me. And I've finally discovered a career that gives me fun since it allows me to with my dream heroes lifestyle. So, Welcome! I'd love to hear from you on LinkedIn and Facebook.


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