The Real Reason 'The Rock' Turned Down WWE Inside
By Ryan Clark | January 11, 2010
Former WWE performer Dwayne Johnson was asked to guest host tonight's episode of Monday Night RAW vs. UFC, but he was in Mexico yesterday and today promoting the much anticipated release of Tooth Fairy, which comes out the following week.
For the first time in a few years, the former WWE Champion is being billed as Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson rather than simply Dwayne Johnson. He claims he's not going back to the name, but because there is a line in the promotional trailers saying, "Get ready to get rocked," 20th Century Fox is using "The Rock" name as a play on words. He said it doesn't matter — to him — whether "The Rock" name is used or not.
Johnson will be appearing on a number television shows and networks over the next few weeks including The Jay Leno Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Late Show with David Letterman, Live with Regis and Kelly, Good Morning America, Today, ESPN, BET and the NFL Network. He will also be appearing on the cover of an upcoming issue of Muscle & Fitness.