The Rock’s WWE SmackDown Return Sets YouTube Ablaze

WWE SmackDown saw a big surprise in the opening segment of the show. The Rock returned to cut a promo with Pat McAfee and Austin Theory, and the entire WWE Universe paid attention. That clip on YouTube also blew up in a big way.

Click here for our complete coverage of WWE SmackDown this week.

WWE’s YouTube channel got a lot of action last night after The Rock appeared on SmackDown. The company’s social media team put the entire segment on YouTube, and fans clicked in a big way.

That video generated 1 million views in around six hours. As of this writing, the full video of The Rock’s return segment on SmackDown has generated 1.2 million views.



While The Rock was around SmackDown this week, he also had a chance to have special moment with John Cena. The two Hollywood heavyweights had a little face-to-face before hugging it out.

The Rock looked ready backstage before SmackDown this week, and he put on quite show. Fans in Denver chanted “you are an asshole” at Austin Theory, but FOX censored it. On that note, the uncensored video from The Rock’s promo on Austin Theory was aired in some places.

We will have to see when The Rock comes back to WWE for another visit. This was certainly an exciting way to start SmackDown this week, even if several segments needed to be trimmed a bit because of the long opening segment.

What’s your take on The Rocks’ surprise WWE return? Sound off in the comments to let us know what you think!

September 16, 2023 8:02 am

Felix Upton

Felix Upton is a seasoned writer with over 30 years of experience. He began his career writing advertisements for local newspapers in New York before transitioning to publishing news for Ringside News. His expertise includes writing, editing, research, photo editing, and video editing. In his free time, he enjoys bungee jumping and learning extinct languages.


(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)

What do you think?