Last week, Vince McMahon announced that on the Feb. 14 edition of Monday Night Raw, there would be a special host for WrestleMania 27. McMahon went on to say that this host will set a record like no one else and ended his promo telling the WWE Universe that there is only one man who can pull off this kind of endeavor. McMahon left it at that, and WWE fans have been pondering for the rest of the week, up to this Monday Night Raw, who this special host will be, with more than 10 different names being thrown out there, some of whom were wrestlers and others being celebrities. There was very high expectation on McMahon’s and WWE’s shoulders, and they did not disappoint.
Throughout the Feb. 14 episode of Raw, the commentators hyped up the announcement of who the host of WrestleMania 27 will be. The announcement was finally made toward the end of this week’s episode, with much tension and anticipation to who is this mystery person who will host WrestleMania.
When all was said and done, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, known to many as “The People’s Champion” and “The Most Electrifying Man in Sports Entertainment,” shocked the WWE Universe to show up on Monday Night Raw and be revealed as the special host of WrestleMania 27, which takes place on April 3. This year’s WrestleMania event was lackluster at best, but now becomes a must-see event with The Rock hosting it.
The Rock returned to Monday Night Raw for the first time in seven years, and electrified the audience like he has so many times in the past. When The Rock’s theme music played, he got one of the biggest ovations in the past few years, with many fans in shock and awe that “The Great One” has finally returned to the WWE. The Rock received a standing ovation for five minutes before getting on the mic and doing what he does best.
The last time The Rock was in a WWE ring was in 2004, losing in a handicap match with Mick Foley against Ric Flair, Randy Orton, and Batista, who were all part of Evolution at that time. Throughout the years The Rock was away, he appeared in short vignettes and pre-recorded videos from year to year but never showed up live on “Monday Night Raw” — until now.
The Rock cut a masterful 15-minute promo like he has done so many times before, and showed that he still has it. The Rock, looking stronger than ever, said all the catchphrases that made him so popular during the Attitude Era, and took shots at two of the biggest stars in WWE right now, The Miz and John Cena. The Rock didn’t even rule out wrestling in the future and said that if anyone got in his way, he would lay the smack down on all of them. The Rock ended his promo telling the people he is here because of them, that this is his home, and he will “never, ever go away.”
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