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The Rock to Return? Cm Punk Speaks on Shafted Hollywood Role

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(The Rock, Photo via wwe.com)

Former WWE Champion and major Hollywood star and current lead actor of the hit HBO series, Ballers, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson maybe set to return to the WWE at the Summerslam pay-per-view this Sunday. WNS’s Ben Kerin reported the following:

“During an interview with FOX SPORT Roman Reigns was discussing Summerslam and was asked whether The Rock would be at the event, he responded: “I wanna tell you, but I don’t want to give anything away.”

… a teaser maybe?, after all The Rock has been plastered all over the WrestleMania 32 production trucks, could he be about to set up his next big feud?”

The Rock has a speculated feud leading up to Wrestlemania 32 against another former WWE Champion in Brock Lesnar. The pair squared off in the main event of Summerslam in 2002 where Lesnar went over and became the youngest WWE Champion ever at the time. Brock vs The Rock 2 has been talked about by many wrestling pundits as it would be a major attraction for when Wrestlemania 32 hits Dallas.

Many fans are awaiting Phillip Brooks’s return to a ring, not a wrestling ring but rather an MMA UFC octagon. The former WWE Champion should be entering the cage in the latter part of the year but before he did that he was slated to be in the next Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle movie. However another WWE star filled the spot and it was none other than “The Great White” Sheamus, CM Punk took it on the chin and WNS reported earlier what he said to Jon Lester:

During an appearance at  Jon Lester’s Hollywood Squares-themed NVRQT Night at Metro in Chicago last night, former WWE Supersrtar Punk was asked about auditioning for the role of Rocksteady in the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles sequel, which ultimately ended up going to Sheamus.

“I just assumed he’s a bigger dude, so they gave it to the big guy,” Punk said, via The Chicago Tribune. “It makes sense. They were looking for two big, muscly bouncer types. (Sheamus) fits the role. I think they end up getting mutated half way through. You didn’t hear that from me though.”

The failed opportunity may be a blessing in disguise for the former WWE Champion as all eyes will be on him when he makes his UFC debut and he needs all the training and conditioning he can get.

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Aaron Portier
Highly passionate MMA Journalist, and I've followed the sport ever since my favorite fighter, Vitor Belfort won the heavyweight tournament at UFC 12. After that I've tried to go to every local MMA event around the Gulf Coast and surrounding areas and decided to make it a point to have a career in some aspect in the fighting sport other than fighting in general (didn't want to ruin my face). I'm currently enrolled at Southeastern Louisiana University working towards a degree in Communication. I cover MMA, Boxing and Football for The Daily Star newspaper in my hometown of Hammond, Louisiana, in addition to working as a promotional writer for a local Boxing promotion known as BoxnCar and I cover boxing for 8countnews.com however SciFighting.com is my home. My main goal is to bring more publicity to MMA in my area and to the sport as a whole as all of us involved with the sport are merely scratching the surface and laying the foundation of what mixed martial arts competition will be further down the road.