Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson will make his first ever appearance on a non-WWE wrestling show over Impact Wrestling’s Bound For Glory weekend next month.
Johnson will be providing the introduction for Ken Shamrock’s Impact Wrestling Hall of Fame induction, following a public request from ‘The World’s Most Dangerous Man’.
Calling his time working with The Rock his “greatest memories in wrestling”, Shamrock tweeted:
@TheRock Hey brother I am being Inducted into the Impact Wrestling HOF I would be very grateful if you could send a Induction greeting.
After all I believe my time with you was my greatest memories in Wrestling.
— KEN SHAMROCK (@ShamrockKen) September 25, 2020
To everyone’s surprise, Johnson responded two hours later, congratulating Shamrock on the award and agreeing to provide the introduction:
Congrats, my brother. Awesome news. I will take care of this and get it to you by this weekend.
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) September 25, 2020
Shamrock was announced for the Impact Hall of Fame back in March, with Impact receiving permission from WWE to use footage from Shamrock’s time in the promotion – including his King of the Ring final victory over The Rock – in the announcement video package.
Although he will not be at the event in person, this still marks the first time The Rock has done anything with another wrestling promotion since he debuted in WWE at Survivor Series ’96 24 years ago.
Hands up who predicted Impact Wrestling would be the place where he did it?
Bound For Glory 2020 takes place on October 24 at Skyway Studios in Nashville, Tennessee, with no fans in attendance.
Matches currently confirmed for the show are:
- Eric Young (c) vs. Rich Swann – Impact World Championship
- Deonna Purrazzo (c) vs. Kylie Rae – Impact Knockouts Championship