Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson to Appear on Fox’s ‘SmackDown’ Premiere

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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson to Appear on Fox’s ‘SmackDown’ Premiere
Fox is bringing out the big guns for its highly-anticipated debut of “Friday Night SmackDown” this Friday, with none other than The Rock making a special appearance.

The popular wrestler, known more as Dwayne Johnson these days, hasn’t been on “SmackDown” since 2013. Long since retired from the WWE, he has made sporadic appearances, with the most recent coming in Wrestlemania 32 in 2016.

The Oct. 4 debut broadcast will immediately be preceded by a half-hour “blue carpet” special. The Oct. 4 blue carpet, starting at 7:30 p.m. ET, will feature “arrivals and backstage access to celebrities and athletes, as well as past and present WWE Superstars to kick off the new era of WWE on Fox.” Appropriately, Fox’s first “Friday Night SmackDown” episode is taking place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

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