The Rock Tag

Posted On February 27, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

The Rock Responds To John Cena’s Comments On Raw

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson issued a rebuttal to John Cena’s disparaging remarks about him last Monday on Raw as he posted a photo of his boot stomped down on a John Cena hat, pendant and wristband. To view the image, click here. Earlier today, Cena teased Johnson appearing on tomorrow’s Raw. He wrote on Twitter, “CeNation. Just got back from South America. Holy casserole it was magical. I heard a rumor that the Rock’s camp was pretty peeved at what I said on Mon. I think he may have somethingRead More

Posted On February 27, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

PPV Buys Down For The Rumble, Dru Onyx Receives Tryout, More

– Preliminary pay-per-view purchase estimates for the 2011 Royal Rumble is 449,000 buys, slightly down from last year (462,000). The figure is in line with 2009, which drew 450,000 buys. — Dru Onyx, a 6-foot-2, 320 pound Montreal-based wrestler, is scheduled for a WWE tryout at the organization’s developmental facility in Tampa, Florida. — WWE has posted several job listings on their corporate website including Vice President, Legal and Business Affairs; Supervising Producer, WWE Programming; Administrative Assistant – Creative Writing. The job listings can be accessed here. Photo of TheRead More

Posted On February 24, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

WWE Announces Signing Of Sin Caras

SIN CARA SIGNS WITH WWE STAMFORD, Conn. – WWE today unveiled their latest Superstar signing, Sin Cara, formerly known worldwide as Mistico. The announcement took place today during a press conference in his hometown Mexico City, where passionate fans of all ages turned out to see their favorite performer become the newest addition to the WWE roster. Having already forged a strong international fan following, Sin Cara, known for his high flying style and awe inspiring acrobatics, is expected to reach new heights of global success with WWE. “Sin CaraRead More

Posted On February 24, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

WWE Reveals Mistico’s Name, WrestleMania Site Launched, Rosa

– WWE Hall of Famers Tony Atlas and Jimmy Valiant are advertised for MystiCon, which takes Feb. 25-27 at the Holiday Inn Roanoke-Tanglewood 4468 Starkey Rd Roanoke, VA. — The WWE website has posted new photos of Rosa Mendes. — WWE has launched a WrestleMania XXVII microsite via — World Wrestling Entertainment held a press conference this afternoon in Mexico City to introduce new signee Místico under the name Sin Rostro. His new ring name means “Faceless.” Photo of The Rock giving the Rockbottom to a John Cena look-a-likeRead More

Posted On February 24, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

WWE Raw Star Demoted To FCW, Update On Christian’s Health

– The official website of Florida Championship Wrestling has added Michael Tarver to its roster page. The original Nexus member returned from injury in early December at a FCW taping, but has yet to reappear inside a WWE ring. He is, however, still listed on’s Raw roster page. — WWE developmental Mike McGrath is now listed as Mike Dalton on the FCW website. He was trained by former WWE Intercontinental Champion Lance Storm prior to being signed last year. — Christian, who resurfaced at Sunday’s Elimination Chamber pay-per-view toRead More
During an interview with Peter Rosenberg, Hulk Hogan criticized WWE’s handling of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s return to WWE last week on Raw. “They’ve spent so much time building John Cena up. There’s a way to really build somebody up, but all of a sudden within three or four seconds, he had the whole arena screaming that Cena sucks,” Hogan said. “Sometimes I don’t understand the philosophy. John Cena is going to be there all the time. Even though The Rock said he’s back, he’s only back for one day.Read More

Posted On February 23, 2011By Jared GebhardtIn Columns

The Wrestling Genius: Birthday-Like Anticipation

Do you remember when you were a kid, your birthday was a big deal right? The anticipation of what the present was going to be was almost too much to bear. The days leading up to it were almost like a countdown, you could see seconds ticking away until you got to open the presents. Then you got older and you could guess what each present was. You got even older and then birthdays stopped being a huge deal because you could buy what you wanted for yourself and birthdaysRead More

Posted On February 23, 2011By StaffIn News

Former WWE Writers Discuss The Cena-Miz-Rock Feud

Former WWE writers Seth Mates and Dave Lagana have shared their ideas on the current feud between John Cena and The Rock. — Dave Lagana has updated his blog with a blog talking about John Cena’s battle rap from RAW where he responded to The Rock’s recent insults towards him. Lagana talks about: – How John Cena needed to get his “edge” back to combat the Rock – Why rapping every so often will keeps the haters off Cena’s back. – How the Cena rap character was discovered andy whyRead More

Posted On February 21, 2011By Owen PattersonIn News

Trish Stratus Returns To WWE; Revealed As Tough Enough Trainer

Trish Stratus was revealed as a trainer for WWE Tough Enough on tonight’s Elimination Chamber pay-per-view. Booker T made the announcement in the ring and Trish came out and did an interview with him. Trish did a bit where she did The Rock’s signature promo except replacing it as “finally… Trish has come back to Oakland.” Booker asked Trish why she was here and she said she was here to see Jerry Lawler win the WWE Championship. Booker T ended the segment with, Now Can You Dig That, Sucka? WWERead More

Posted On February 19, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

John Cena Comments On The Rock, Colin Delaney Punches Fan

– WWE returning to the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada on June 27. An event is also set for the Tucson Arena in Tucson, Arizona on June 29. — Former WWE talent Colin Delaney reportedly punched a fan in the face following his match last night at an independent wrestling show in Binghamton, New York. The fan, who is said to be in his early twenties, was berating Delaney during his match. He reportedly spit water in the fan’s face during the match and subsquently punched himRead More

Posted On February 17, 2011By Owen PattersonIn News

HHH Speaks His Movie Career, Still Loving WrestleMania & More

WWE star Triple H was interviewed by movie blog to promote his new WWE Studios film The Chaperone. Here are some highlights of what Triple H said about: His Next WWE Movie, “Inside Out”: HHH: Well, yeah, it’s almost a “Coen Brothers”-esque kind of slice of life type movie. Michael Rapaport’s in it and Parker Posey and Bruce Dern. It was a lot of fun. A completely different movie and completely different genre of film and different people to work with. Working with kids and Yeardley and even AnnabethRead More

Posted On February 16, 2011By Jared GebhardtIn Columns

The Wrestling Genius: So I guess something big happened on Raw?

So did anything big happen this week in wrestling? I don’t know I was under a rock with headphones on. What’s that The Rock came back and is going to be a huge part of the biggest show of the year you say? That was the single biggest moment on Raw in over five years, and while I saw it coming thanks to several websites. Part of me thought that Vince would screw it up for sure and use someone else, like Justin Timberlake or Jesus. No, instead, Vince gaveRead More

Posted On February 16, 2011By Owen PattersonIn News

More Ratings Details From The Rock’s WWE Return; More

- The Rock’s new Twitter account was launched by the same group that launched UFC President Dana White’s account. The new account already has over 112,000 followers. On Monday night after he plugged it on RAW, Rock’s Facebook page was gaining hundreds of fans by the second for a few minutes. The Rock and Dwayne Johnson are still trending topics on Yahoo, Google and other sites. – This week’s RAW with The Rock’s return ranked #3 on cable TV for Monday night, behind The History Channel’s American Pickers and PawnRead More

Posted On February 16, 2011By Owen PattersonIn News

CM Punk Does The People’s Elbow, Rock Mesasge, More

- Former WWE star Gangrel turns 42 years old today. – The dark match before Monday night’s WWE RAW in Anaheim, California saw The Usos defeat the team of Yoshi Tatsu and David Hart Smith. – CM Punk paid tribute to The Rock in the dark main event after Monday’s RAW by hitting The People’s Elbow on John Cena. Punk teamed with The Miz and lost to the team of Cena and Randy Orton. – The Rock posted a note to his fans on Facebook yesterday evening: “We ELECTRIFIED theRead More

Posted On February 15, 2011By Steven PachecoIn Columns

One Count Kickout – Live from Anaheim

A report of being live for the Rock's return to WWE.Read More

Posted On February 15, 2011By StaffIn News

This Week’s WWE Raw Rating; The Rock Draws Big

Monday’s episode of WWE RAW drew a 3.14 cable rating, down from last week’s 3.3. The show averaged 4.8 million viewers, which is down from the 4.9 million the show averaged last week. As reported earlier, the 20-minute over-run segment featuring The Rock’s return to WWE television averaged 5.7 million viewers – so it’s clear people tuned in to see the big reveal of the WrestleMania guest host at the end of the show.Read More

Posted On February 15, 2011By Owen PattersonIn News

The Rock A Big Ratings Draw, 2/21/11-Undertaker Update

– Ted Linhart, the USA Network’s VP of Program Research, has posted some preliminary viewership data from Monday’s RAW on Twitter (@TedOnTV) and it looks like The Rock is still a big ratings draw. The 20-minute over-run segment featuring The Rock’s return to WWE television averaged 5.7 million viewers. Breaking down the demographics, that 20-minute segment drew 3.1 million adults 18-49, 2.9 million adults 25-54, and 1.4 million adults 18-34. More ratings data is expected later today, so check back for that later. — In yet another sign that WWE’sRead More

Posted On February 15, 2011By StaffIn News

Press Release: The Rock Brings It To WrestleMania

World Wrestling Entertainment issued the following: THE ROCK BRINGS IT TO WRESTLEMANIA February 14, 2011 STAMFORD, Conn., February 14, 2011 – Do you smell what’s cookin’? The Brahma Bull™, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will `bring it’ to WrestleMania® XXVII. WWE® (NYSE: WWE) announced tonight that The Great One™ will return home to be The World’s Most Electrifying Host of WrestleMania on Sunday, April 3rd at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. As The World’s Most Electrifying Host of WrestleMania XXVII, The Rock will lay the SmackDown® on all of the pompRead More

Posted On February 15, 2011By Owen PattersonIn News

Former WWE Writer Talks About The Rock’s Return

Former WWE writer Dave Lagana has updated his blog at with his thoughts about Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s return to WWE on Monday’s RAW. Lagana wrote: “Moments that stick with us are genuine. They can be manipulated but can’t be manufactured. Tonight in Anaheim, CA on Monday Night Raw was one of those moments. There were misdirections, there were leads, there were reports. But at 10:58pm Eastern it became a reality. The live reaction let you know immediately what was happening was big. The ripple effect on social mediaRead More