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The Rock is 'Coming Home' to WrestleMania!

by Raphael Chestang 12:25 PM PST, December 29, 2015
Playing The Rock is 'Coming Home' to WrestleMania!

Can you smell what The Rock is cooking?

Despite missing several big names due to injuries, WWE's WrestleMania 32 will still be an electrifying affair, as Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, 43, announced on Monday that he will return to the event on April 3, 2016.

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"IT'S OFFICIAL: People's Champ is coming home to do 3 things with THE PEOPLE: Set an ALL-TIME attendance record, ELECTRIFY Dallas like never before & make all time #WRESTLEMANIA history," he posted to Instagram. "THANK YOU #WWEUniverse! It's always an honor coming home and I wouldn't miss it for the world."

Johnson, who got his start in professional wrestling, frequently drops in on the annual event in a non-wrestling capacity. Last year he made a surprise appearance with Ronda Rousey to the delight of the more than 75,000 attendees at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California. (It is still not clear if he will actually wrestle this time around.)

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The last time "The People's Champ" stepped in the ring as a competitor was during a match against John Cena at WrestleMania 29 in 2013. While he took home the belt that day, he also reportedly left with an injury. According to sports site NESN.com, he tore the abdominal and abductor tendons off his pelvis.

WrestleMania 32 is taking place at the 80,000 capacity AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, and is expected to host the largest crowd in sports-entertainment history.

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