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Top WWE Star Compares The Rock To Hulk Hogan

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Is The Rock’s Final Boss persona the second coming of Hollywood Hulk Hogan?

At WrestleMania 40 The Rock will return to the ring for the first time in over a decade to team with Roman Reigns to take on Cody Rhodes and Seth Rollins.

In recent weeks the rivalry between Rock and Rhodes has completely exploded, with the American Nightmare left bloodied on Raw.

Back in February, Rhodes had stepped aside to let The Rock challenge Roman Reigns, but fans rejected the switch. As a result, Rock turned heel and dubbed himself The Final Boss. This put him at odds with Rhodes.

While appearing on First Take, Rhodes was asked about The Rock’s return to WWE and compared the megastar to Hollywood Hulk Hogan.

“I think it’s different than everyone anticipated. The Rock is a Mount Rushmore pro wrestler-sports entertainer. If you ask anybody ‘Who is your Mount Rushmore?’ The Rock is on it. However, he came back, ‘I’ll just step into the main event with Roman Reigns, me and my cousin, do this family thing.’ I was so blessed that the fans did not want that. They wanted me to finish the story at WrestleMania 40.

Because of that, the byproduct is the Final Boss Rock. The Final Boss, the only comparison I can make, in terms of watching him from the outside looking in, feels very Hollywood Hulk Hogan. It’s a whole other layer. I don’t want to say all positive things about The Rock, but I can tell you, that’s the staying power. You turn this and make it into something incredibly unique and very special,”

CM Punk Shares Own Thoughts On The Rock

During his explosive interview with Ariel Helwani, CM Punk was asked to give his thoughts on The Rock’s WWE comeback. Punk said he was happy to see the Hollywood star return as it helps bring a different audience to WWE television. The star added that it creates an environment where everyone else on the show feels like they need to step up their game.

CM Punk had been scheduled to face Seth Rollins at WrestleMania 40 before getting injured at the Royal Rumble.

H/t to Fightful