The Rock Tried To Get Powerful Name Fired

The Rock recently made headlines for his highly anticipated return to WWE at WrestleMania 40, where he teamed up with Roman Reigns to face Seth Rollins and Cody Rhodes. The tag-team match lasted nearly 45 minutes, with The Rock securing the victory for his team by pinning Rhodes. Despite the excitement surrounding his return, there were reports suggesting The Rock was hours late for his WrestleMania 40 match, which prompted controversy among fans and the media.



According to insiders who spoke with TheWrap, Johnson was reportedly three hours late for his WrestleMania 40 match and two hours late for WWE World, a WWE fan event in Philadelphia leading up to WrestleMania. These delays drew criticism from fans, resulting in boos during the WWE World event and negative press coverage.

However, WWE offered a different perspective, refuting these claims of tardiness. Chris Legentil, WWE’s executive vice president for Talent Relations and Head of Communications, stated that Johnson was not only on time for WrestleMania 40, but he arrived hours early to help with rehearsals. Legentil also mentioned that Johnson was a pleasure to work with throughout the entire event.

Dwayne was not only on time for WrestleMania, he was hours early to help with rehearsal — and a pleasure to work with throughout the entire run.”

The explanation given by WWE cited traffic issues in Philadelphia and other WWE commitments as reasons for the delays. However, the reports of Johnson’s tardiness had already caused a negative reaction among some fans and the local media. WWE’s defense of The Rock aimed to set the record straight and reassure fans that he was committed to his role in the event.

Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia met with David Zaslav so that he could place Johnson’s producer, Hiram Garcia, as the new head of DC. Garcia was not hired to run DC Studios, and Johnson and company were dumped from DC shortly after hiring James Gunn and Peter Safran. If there is one thing I can shake David Zaslav’s hand for, it’s this.

Harrison Carter
Harrison Carter
Harrison Carter has been a huge pro wrestling fan since 2002, and it's been his first love ever since then. He has years of writing experience for all things pro wrestling. His interests outside of wrestling include films, books and soccer.

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