The Rock did know when WrestleMania was.
The Rock did not appear at night one of WrestleMania 39, but he did send a video message to the fans, the performers, and more.
"This message goes out to the WWE Universe, the fans, the ones who our are anchor and the reason why we're all able and lucky and privileged and honored to do what we do, to perform for you in that famed squared circle. WWE Universe, have a blast at WrestleMania," he said. "Today was a big morning for NXT, all the performers of NXT, including my daughter Simone, Ava Raine, baby. She made her big debut. So proud of you babygirl. Keep up the great work. Congratulations to NXT, and now WWE Universe, have fun. Enjoy WrestleMania, everyone is performing for you and you're the reason we can do what we do."
Ava Raine was part of a the NXT Stand & Deliver kick-off bout when she teamed with Schism (Joe Gacy, Jagger Reid, Rip Fowler) in a loss to Tyler Bate and Chase University (Andre Chase, Duke Hudson, and Thea Hail).
Rock continued, delivering a message to the WWE talent.
"Onto the WWE performers, the women and men who are my fellow brothers and sisters of the squared circle of this business that we love. It's so deeply rooted in our DNA, in our constitution. As I always tell you guys, go out there, create your WrestleMania moment, make history. Two things that I always underscore; move the crowd and have some fucking fun. Even though what we do is really intense, if you have fun, the crowd knows that you're having fun and you pull them in and you're creating that incredible, iconic WrestleMania moment. Go out there and kick ass," he said.
Rock closed by mentioning the main event between Roman Reigns vs. Cody Rhodes.
"I'm so excited, not only for all the matches, but especially the main event with my cousin Roman Reigns, the entire Bloodline, Jey, Jimmy, Solo, we're so proud of you guys. Kick ass, electrify SoFi stadium do what you do, it is in our blood. Who knows, maybe, just maybe, down the road, I'll see you in person. Maybe. I'll just leave it at that. Of course, his opponent, a man I have a tremendous amount of love and respect for, Cody Rhodes, he's my boy. In a way, we grew up together, our families were together when we were kids. Dusty Rhodes and Rocky Johnson, when they were partners, would have at each other's house all the time when we were little kids. Cody, your journey is so incredibly inspiring, not only to WWE Universe, your fellow brothers and sisters in the locker room, but to me as well. Very proud of you. Go out there, tear the house down, fucking crush it. I cannot wait to watch," he said.
Sending electric energy, love, gratitude and support to our WWE Universe, Team WWE and my fellow women and men @WWE & @WWENXT Superstars whom I will always have your backs. Make history this weekend, move the crowd and have fun.— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) April 2, 2023
~ People’s Champ ----#Wrestlemania pic.twitter.com/J88VExgwy7
Rock closed by giving a shoutout to the people behind the scenes at WWE as well and teased, "IF YA SMELL," but said he was going to save it for down the road.
It is unknown when the Rock will return to WWE television. He has not appeared in front of the live audience since the premiere episode of WWE SmackDown on Fox in 2019.