The September 15th episode of SmackDown made main viewership beneficial properties because of the returns of each John Cena and The Rock.
The present opened with a promo section between Austin Idea and Pat McAfee however McAfee was quickly joined by The Rock, who returned to a thunderous response from the crown in Denver, Colorado.
Idea tried holding his personal towards The Rock in a verbal alternate however he ended up getting destroyed. First verbally as Rock bought the group to name Idea an “a**gap” in unison a number of occasions, after which bodily as each Rock and McAfee hit him with Folks’s Elbows.
In a while within the present, Rock had a brief confrontation with John Cena, who went on to have his personal promo section with Grayson Waller that additionally broke down right into a combat.
Given the massive title worth that each Cena and Rock introduced, it shouldn’t come as a shock that SmackDown on Friday was an amazing scores success.
In keeping with the Wrestling Observer, the present averaged 2,569,000 viewers, which is a big 22% enhance from the prior week’s episode. Moreover, Wrestlenomics famous that the opening section involving The Rock bought the very best viewership quantity at round 2.8 million.
The Rock made unadvertised look on SmackDown
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson wasn’t marketed for his SmackDown look forward of time and was merely close by for different causes. That lack of prior promotion made his look a real shock, together with his return video considered an estimated 103 million occasions throughout varied social media platforms.
Moreover, WWE is retaining its choices for 2024 open as Rock has expressed curiosity in wrestling at WrestleMania 40.