WWE Rumors: Major update on The Rock's status for the debut of SmackDown on FOX
McCarthy, who's broken a multitude of major WWE stories over the past few months, has today reported that the People's Champion and WWE are in discussions about an appearance for the Blue brand's debut on FOX, stating that The Rock himself wants it to happen!
This follows up on an earlier report from Dave Meltzer that it's all down to the Jumanji star's schedule.
The Rock lays the SmackDown
Well, at least the foundations for the Blue brand and what it is today. In fact, The Great One is arguably the reason SmackDown is what it is today.
The People's Champion was the very first face to appear on the program’s very first episode on August 26, 1999, in Kansas City, making it clear in the opening segment that SmackDown was his show - and he still may be the most famous name ever to grace the brand.
From his WWE Championship match against Triple H on the first-ever episode to his monumental return in 2013, the eyebrow-raising legend electrified Thursday and Friday nights. The Rock IS SmackDown, so it's no surprise he'd love to return.
If The People's Champ can make it, he'll join a whole host of WWE Hall of Famers and legends such as Kurt Angle, Trish Stratus, Lita, Mick Foley, Booker T, Hulk Hogan, Goldberg, Jerry "The King" Lawler, Mark Henry, Ric Flair, and Sting.
One other star who could join The Rock on Friday, but has not yet been confirmed to appear, is 16-time World Champion John Cena - who teased an appearance on the Blue brand, too. Needless to say, this show is must-see!