The awesome thing about surprise cameos is the backstage interaction, which allowed us to know that Rhea Ripley has a big fan in The Rock.
At the first RAW of 2024, WWE pulled out several big stops, if you will.
We had a couple major title matches.
But, if that was not big enough, we were told ahead of the show that a former WWE Champion would be returning.
Of course, the wording was intentionally vague, but indications were it was someone not on the roster currently.
Meaning, you know, a return, a signing…something big.
And, well, seeing The Great One on RAW? That qualifies as big.
Fans of Monday nights were perhaps a touch jealous of The Rock’s SmackDown appearance in the fall.
No worries, he blew the roof off the arena for his January 1st appearance.
But the cool stuff always happens backstage, which is where we found this out.
Rhea Ripley Has A Big Fan In The Rock
It was covered a few places, but here is the nice and neat summary.
Just because he is not working RAWs and SmackDowns every week, does not mean that the future WWE Hall of Famer isn’t paying attention.
He got to spend some time with Rhea Ripley. And he said he’s a fan, proud of what she’s done and is doing, and wants to see her to continue to dominate.
I mean, I am paraphrasing, but that’s not far off.
Considering what former WWE Champion has done, knowing all of his wrestling experiences, it has to be validating to get that kind of praise.
It honestly seemed like he was as excited to spend time with Ripley, as she was with him. Of course, it might have meant a little time out of character for her…but well worth it.