WWE writer clarifies the rumor surrounding The Rock’s SmackDown segment

The Rock appeared on the latest segment of SmackDown, where he conducted a solo concert in Memphis. ‘The People’s Champion’ degraded ‘The American Nightmare’ Cody Rhodes and ‘The Architect’ Seth Rollins for daring to face off against him and Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 40 in Philadelphia.

Dwayne Johnson’s concert was well received by WWE fans but later it was reported that this caused the SmackDown segment to run longer than it was scheduled. However, WWE writer Brian Gerwitz denied those claims and clarified the true reason behind it being a longer timeframe.

Rumors about The Rock’s appearance have surfaced

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is scheduled to fight alongside ‘The Trible Chief’ Roman Reigns against Seth Rollins and Cody Rhodes in a tag team match at WrestleMania 40 in April. Since the ‘Brahma Bull’ returned on RAW: Day-1, fans have been excited to see him in action after a long time.

This feud started after Cody denied The Rock his opportunity to face Roman Reigns for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship. Right after that, the Hollywood star joined forces with the Bloodline and even acknowledged ‘The Big Dog’ as the ‘Head of the Table.’

Interestingly, since Rock’s last segment on SmackDown, the views for the promotion have increased. After he performed like his time in the ‘Attitude Era,’ fans are anticipating what he will bring next. According to rumors, he will attend a few more segments of the blue brand before his match in April at WrestleMania 40.

The Rock receiving criticism for prolonging segments

After The Rock’s electrifying performance last week, Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful reported that last week’s Friday Night SmackDown segment ran longer than planned. Some fans have even blamed the 51-year-old star for extending the show with his live concert. Sean Ross Sapp said, “The Rock’s concert was only scheduled for one segment, but those backstage told us ‘of course’ they knew it would go longer.”

However, this misunderstanding was cleared by WWE writer Brian Gerwitz, who explained that the segment was planned for 20 minutes and Rock finished it 30 seconds earlier than the allocated time. Brian Gerwitz also handles Dwayne’s current creative direction so his clarifying the information seemed reliable to most fans.

WWE WrestleMania 2024 is only a few weeks away, and fans are excited to see Cody “Finish the Story”; however, Rock and Roman will never let it be easy for the challenger. The Rock aims to preserve his father Rocky Johnson’s legacy through the Anoa’i family.

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Anil Chowdhury

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Anil is a wrestling sports enthusiast who has been watching the sport for 15 years, his love for the sport started through watching and admiring WWE superstars like John Cena, Randy Orton, and Undertaker. As a WWE news writer, he provides timely and insightful coverage of events, matches, and developments within the world of professional wrestling. With a passion for the sport, he aims to deliver engaging and informative content that resonates with fans and keeps them updated on the latest WWE happenings.


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