(CBS) How does a movie star and one of the most popular wrestlers ever report his return to WWE? From the looks of it, in a cheap hotel room.
In an announcement, "Monday Night Raw" guest Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, standing in front of a mirror in a poorly lit room, shouted, "Do you smell what The Rock is cooking? The Rock has come back to Wrestlemania. The most electrifying man of all of entertainment is hosting the most electrifying event of all of entertainment!"
So get ready, wrestling fans: The Rock will host WrestleMania XXVII to be held on April 3, 2011, in Atlanta.
MTV reports that Johnson left wrestling in 2004 after appearing in WrestleMania XX to become a movie star. And, depending on your definition of "movie star," it worked.
On his own, he's appeared in the successful "Scorpion King," a spin-off of "The Mummy" series, and he's appeared as a supporting actor in popular comedies such as "The Other Guys" with Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg.
Whether Johnson continues to participate in WWE events or comes to WrestleMania XXVII as a one-time-only thing is unclear. But as MTV reports, this will be a great chance for WWE to keep current fans and to give past fans another glimpse of a wrestler they love.