The Rock posted photos and video in Atlanta filming ‘Red One’ before the WWE Royal Rumble on Saturday, as seen below.
He wrote, “Third time collaborating with director/writer Jake Kasdan.
We try and always anchor our films in heart, humor and some life lessons that families can lean on around the world.
Our first two films together are the JUMANJI 🐍 franchises and we’re hard at work now on our new Christmas movie, RED ONE 🛷🎄
Hours are long.
Energy is up.
Laughs are big.
More to come.
~ Commander of the E.L.F.
“2am on a Friday night – we’re still going strong.
May not look very sexy right now but in our Christmas movie, this will become a thing of beauty.
🎬 🎥🎄 🛷 ❄️
Months of hard work with a very talented crew of filmmakers.
We’re making a good one.
More to come.
The Rock posted this earlier this morning. Is it a red herring, or Rock's way of saying he won't be at the Rumble tonight? pic.twitter.com/VakQCK4Lax
— Raj Giri (@TheRajGiri) January 28, 2023
Ronda Rousey was not seen on WWE television since WrestleMania 35 back in 2019, where she dropped the RAW Women’s Title to Becky Lynch in a triple threat match which also had Charlotte Flair in the mix. Ronda Rousey also showed her backside in a photo with Becky Lynch previously as well.
Since then fans simply did not know whether the Rowdy One would ever return to WWE as they had lost all hope. However, their hope bore fruit in the end.
Rousey, who made her shocking and surprise return to the WWE at the 2022 WWE Royal Rumble premium live event earned herself a shot at a WWE Women’s Championship match against the champion of her choosing at WWE WrestleMania 38.
The former RAW Women’s Champion ended up choosing Charlotte Flair as her opponent. She was also unable to defeat Charlotte Flair but then beat her for the title. She then lost it to Liv Morgan after the latter cashed in her Money In The Bank briefcase. She then proceeded to win it back at WWE Extreme Rules. She then lost it to a returning Charlotte Flair.
Sean Sapp reported behind Fightful’s paywall that, “the last several weeks have seen some significant changes to the women’s title programs that were tentatively planned for the first quarter of WWE in 2023.”
The report went on to say that Ronda Rousey’s SmackDown Women’s Title match against Raquel Rodriguez was not supposed to go down until “a month later.” They were not supposed to tangle until the Royal Rumble, but they made a move to change plans.
The Ronda Rousey Smackdown Women’s Title defense against Raquel Rodriguez that took place on December 30, was actually originally planned to go down almost a full month later. Fightful has gained information that displays that the match was set for the WWE Royal Rumble as of early December. However, the move was made to add Rousey and Raquel’s match, and Charlotte Flair’s subsequent return and win to add more to the show.