Report: Why The Rock Turned Down WWE’s Offer to Host Raw

Nick Paglino

We reported awhile back that Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson had been asked by WWE to guest host this coming Monday’s edition of Raw, however Johnson turned down the offer.

The Wrestling Observer is now reporting that Johnson turned down WWE’s offer to host the show because he will be in Mexico this Sunday and Monday promoting his upcoming movie "Tooth Fairy" which comes out the following week.

It should be noted that 20th Century Fox, the film’s distributor, is billing Johnson as Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson for the first time in quite awhile. Johsnon had dropped "The Rock" name several films ago and said he would not go back to being referred to as "The Rock," however there’s apparently a line in "Tooth Fairy" that says "get ready to get rocked." So, the studio thought it would be a fun play on words to have Johnson use "The Rock" name as his billing in the movie to help generate hype. It’s very doubtful that Johnson will go back to using "The Rock" in his name for future films, as this appears to be specific to "Tooth Fairy."

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