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December 15, 2003 Observer Newsletter: The Rock returns, future of TNA


After an unpromoted appearance on Raw on 12/8 in Anaheim, Dwayne “Rock” Johnson, who had previously decided against returning to wrestling at any time in the foreseeable future, told WWE officials that he had worked his schedule around returning in both January and March, to build for Wrestlemania XX.

Rock tore the house down when his music played, as La Resistance were planning a two-on-one attack on Mick Foley. Rock came and out cut a lengthy promo, including banter back and forth with Foley, who called their previous tag team the “Sock and Rock Connection,” which Rock corrected. Rock did all his catch phrases, as mainly made French jokes. This also appeared to be planned out enough to where Rock was wearing a new t-shirt and created a new catch phrase from the shirt about knocking people’s lips off their mouths.  It ended in a brawl, where Rock & Foley sold first, and then made their own comeback, with Rock getting his trademark rock bottom, spinebuster and people’s elbow in, ending with Foley using a socko claw and a people’s elbow on Conway.

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