So, if you were one of the people in your “When is The Rock leaving the WWE” office pool that had The Rock departing immediately after Wrestlemania 29, you may want to reconsider your picks. It appears that The Rock is going to be around much longer than we originally thought, and will be on our television sets much more than we all expected.
The reports came out today that the WWE Champion has now agreed to do a number of post-WrestleMania dates, including the May 19th (Not to be confused with Kane‘s May 19th gimmick) WWE Extreme Rules PPV live in St. Louis, Missouri. With Rock now under contract to do a these future dates, it intensifies the argument as to what the outcome of the WWE Championship match will be at Wrestlemania 29.
Before this news broke, the ideal ending for the WWE Championship match between The Rock and John Cena was to see Cena close out the show hoisting the WWE Championship high in the air, while being declared as the winner. With this happening, it would be assumed that The Rock would fade back into his Hollywood lifestyle, essentially just completing the time honored tradition of passing the torch to John Cena, (similar to how Hulk Hogan did for The Rock at Wrestlemania 18.)
But now since the future dates are signed, could we see a back-to-back victory situation by The Rock? After the movie G.I. Joe: Retaliation premiers, The Rock has another film debuting on April 26th called Pain and Gain where he stars opposite Mark Wahlberg, as well as a reality show titled The Hero set to debut in the summer. Similar to what is happening now with his film, Snitch, having the WWE Championship belt on The Rock while doing talk show circuits with Mark Wahlberg and possibly another appearance on SNL. That WWE Championship may be sitting where it is for a while. Only time will tell.
Maurice D. Proffit is a Writer with Rant Sports