The Rock returning to Raw next month

Stage name: The Rock Birth name: Dwayne Johnson

Stage name: The Rock
Birth name: Dwayne Johnson (Credit: AP )

The WWE announced Monday that The Rock will return to television on the November 14 edition of Monday Night Raw, emanating from Boston.

Tickets for the special Raw SuperShow are available at the TD Garden Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster, or by calling 1-800-745-3000.

Rock's appearance will, no doubt, tie into his planned return to action at next month's Survivor Series. The Rock will team with John Cena, reportedly in a traditional Survivor Series elimination tag match. The event, which is being held at Madison Square Garden, is sold out, although the MSG box office was selling some single seats for $550 a couple weeks ago.

And of course, it's all leading to the big Rock vs. Cena showdown at WrestleMania XXVIII in Miami next year.

A lot of observers have opined that WWE is crazy to have Rock wrestle his first match months before WrestleMania. But given the recent lull in business, and the dearth of compelling storylines, I think WWE is wise to create some buzz for the product right away, and in doing so get a head start on hyping Mania.

Plus, the Rock will probably benefit from getting some ring time before a live crowd well before WrestleMania.

 

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