The Rock’s Writer Disputes Reports On SmackDown Segment

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Brian Gewirtz has hit back at reports that The Rock’s segment on the 15th March edition of SmackDown went longer than originally scheduled.

Former WWE Head Writer Gewirtz spent over 15 years with the company before departing to work alongside the ‘Great One’, going on to serve as the Senior Vice President of Development at The Rock’s production company, Seven Bucks Productions.

Gewirtz was the man behind many of ‘The People’s Champion’s’ legendary promos and is back playing a key role as The Rock prepares for a huge tag team bout one Night One of WrestleMania 40.

The former WWE Champion will team with Roman Reigns to battle Cody Rhodes and Seth Rollins in Philadelphia in a match that will have huge implications on the Night Two WWE Undisputed Universal Championship match between Reigns and Rhodes.

The Rock’s most recent appearance on WWE television came on the 15th March edition of SmackDown, emanating from Memphis, Tennessee.

A report from Fightful Select suggested that an entertaining ‘Rock Concert’ segment had overrun, causing a time reduction for the tag team contest between Latino World Order and Legado Del Fantasma.

Gewirtz, however, took to social media site ‘X’ to deny the accusation, suggesting instead that the segment was actually shorted than originally booked:

The Rock Hits Back At Recent Criticism

Despite wrestling fans lapping up the return of The Rock, not everybody has been quite so thrilled.

The 51-year old, however, has recently hit back at criticism of language used in his promos.