Advertisements for the upcoming WWE Survivor Series 2011 event are starting to roll in with more and more frequency and that means it's time to get ready for the return of The Rock. As far back as early July, "The Great One" was teasing a confrontation with John Cena at the show and we now know that he will, in fact, be at Madison Square Garden on Nov. 20.
TheGarden.com has released its official promo for the show and it reads as follows:
WWE Pay-Per-View returns to Madison Square Garden in New York City for the first time in over three years with "Survivor Series"!
The People's Champion-The Rock returns to action for the first time in 8 years to join John Cena and all your favorite WWE Superstars at "Survivor Series."
Also witness live...Randy Orton, Alberto Del Rio, CM Punk, Mark Henry, The Miz, R-Truth and many more!
The wording in the advertisement has led to a ton of speculation that Rock is actually going to have a match on the show. The reaction to this has been decidedly mixed. One side feels it would be good for Rock to get back in the swing of things with a warm up match while also aiding greatly in driving a much bigger buyrate for a pay-per-view that has struggled mightily for years. The other side is livid at the very notion that WWE would be so stupid as to spoil his big in-ring return for any match before his big showdown with Cena at WrestleMania 28 next year.
As it turns out, the wording of the ad may be a bit of smoke and mirrors, as confirmed by Bryan Alvarez of Wrestling Observer, who stated that "unless they lose their minds, he's not scheduled to be wrestling on that show." Nothing to see here, folks, move along.