10 Best Moments Of The Rock's WWE Comeback

It Has Been Ten Years Since The Great One FINALLY Returned To WWE

It has been ten years since The Rock finally - FINALLY - returned to WWE after a seven-year absence. 

On the February 14, 2011 episode of Raw, The Brahma Bull triumphantly re-emerged to announce himself as the Guest Host for WrestleMania XXVII. 

It was, quite simply, an electrifying return. Fans had missed The Rock, whose last appearance (outside of inducting his dad and grandfather into the Hall of Fame in 2008) had been all the way back on August 23, 2004. 

Since his homecoming, Dwayne has done quite a bit, to say the very least. 

The Most Electrifying Man in all of Entertainment has won the WWE Title, main-evented WrestleMania and rubbed shoulders with some of the biggest stars in not only WWE but in the world of sports, too. 

He hasn't wrestled a match since 2016, though there is still hope of a future showdown with Roman Reigns somewhere down the line. 

Even if The Rock never steps foot in a WWE ring again, he's given us plenty of entertainment over the last decade, including some truly epic bouts and legendary moments. 

10. The Six-Second Match

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This one ruffled a fair few feathers at the time and I'm sure reading about it is likely to get some of you riled up all over again, too. 

In the introduction, I mentioned that The Rock hadn't wrestled since 2016. Which is true, but obviously doesn't tell the whole story. 

The Rock did wrestle in 2016, at WrestleMania 32, but his match wasn't scheduled and, let's be honest, it wasn't really a match. 

The People's Champion was on hand to announce the show's (disputed) all-time attendance record of 101,763 people. Naturally, he made his entrance with the help of the Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders and accompanied by a massive flamethrower, which he then used to set his name on fire. 

His spiel was interrupted by the nefarious Wyatt Family and the whole thing ended with The Rock (who had his wrestling gear on under his street clothes, as you do) challenging them to a match, which was accepted by Erick Rowan. 

One Rock Bottom, and six seconds later, and the two had set a new record for shortest match in WrestleMania history. 

Before they could get their revenge, John Cena arrived on the same to dispose of the backwoods dwellers as the Hollywood heroes stood tall. 

This left a sour taste in some people's mouths, as they felt it made Bray and his boys look bad at the expense of someone who wouldn't be around long-term, but The Rock is a legend and this is a moment and a record that will be talked about until it's broken. 

Plus, I mean, flamethrowers and cheerleaders. What more do you people want?!

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Written by Lewis Howse

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