The Rock has announced his return to wrestling

The Rock has announced his return to wrestling

There's no denying that Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is one of the most successful men in existence.

Aside from being a ten-time world wrestling champion, he has also managed to forge an extremely successful career for himself in show business. Having starred in huge blockbusters such as Moana and The Fast and the Furious franchise, Johnson is one of the highest-paid actors on the planet.

But his illustrious movie career aside, the 47-year-old will soon be going back to his roots. Yes, Johnson has announced he will be returning to WWE this Friday.

VT met The Rock when he was promoting Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, and naturally, hilarity ensued:

Despite announcing back in August that he had "quietly retired from wrestling", The Rock will be making what will inevitably be a much-hyped appearance on WWE Smackdown.

"FINALLY...I come back home to my @WWE universe," The Rock wrote on social media. "This FRIDAY NIGHT, I'll return for our debut of SMACKDOWN! There's no greater title than #thepeopleschamp. And there's no place like home. Tequila on me after the show."

Needless to say, fans couldn't wait to share their excitement at the news:

"You and Stone cold are coming to smackdown???" wrote one fan. "Holy sh*t it’s becoming like 2002 the childhood memories."

"Ok, now I'm deffo going to be watching it. Ratings should be huge for Smackdown," added another.

"If you smell what the rock is cooking, lol that's awesome news for smackdown on fox this Friday. Oh hell yea it's team bring it bayybee! I can't wait to see the people's champ on smackdown. #WWE #WWELegend @TheRock Are You Ready?" wrote a third.

Check out this adorable video of The Rock 'chatting' with his newborn:

Anyway, fans will also be pleased to know that others greats of the athletic performance art will be returning as well. These include Kurt Angle, Lita, Mick Foley, Booker T, Hulk Hogan, Trish Stratus, Goldberg, Jerry Lawler, Mark Henry, Ric Flair and Sting.