After an appearance on The Pat McAfee Show last week, The Rock returned to WWE on the most recent episode of Friday Night SmackDown to confront Austin Theory. With the Hollywood writers’ strike still ongoing, it seems that both John Cena and The Great One have time on their hands.
However, controversy is already swirling over some of The Rock’s comments to Pat McAfee. The Brahma Bull stated on McAfee’s show that plans were “locked in” for him to face Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 39, but they fell through as the two sides couldn’t figure out how best to do it.
AEW talent and WWE Hall of Famer Jeff Jarrett gave his take on The Rock’s comments. Speaking on his My World podcast, Jarrett speculated that there were simply too many changes going on in WWE for the plan to work out: