Hulk Hogan comments on The Rock potentially returning to the ring.
The Rock returned to WWE TV on the September 15 episode of WWE SmackDown, confronting Austin Theory and laying him out with a people's elbow. Before he showed up on SmackDown, Rock was on The Pat McAfee Show where he said plans were made for WrestleMania 39, before they fell through, and that he was open to competing at WrestleMania 40.
Speaking to Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated, Rock's WrestleMania X8 opponent Hulk Hogan gave his thoughts on The Rock potentially returning to the ring.
“The Rock, he’s one of a kind. He’s on another level. That was noticeable right away. But one part stood out to me–and I thought it was very clear. Rock still has wrestling in his blood. That would be a moment for everyone. Not everyone was around, not even a lot of today’s stars, for the first WrestleMania with Mr. T and Liberace. Or to see me and Andre The Giant at WrestleMania III. But if Rock comes back, people will never forget it. For all the people to see him come back, and see greatness right in front of us, it would be amazing. If The Rock comes back at WrestleMania, it will be a moment people will never forget," he said.
Hogan continued, “Rock’s in great shape, better than I was, and he is so smart inside the ring. It would be great to see him come back. It would be bigger than him, too. It’s something that would be significant for everyone in wrestling. Even though he hasn’t wrestled in a while, if he goes out there, Rock is going to tear that place down. Good luck to anyone trying to follow that match.”
As of now, it is unknown if or when Rock will return to WWE TV.
Fans can find Rock's comments on his WWE SmackDown return by clicking here.