Here's what we think we know so far about the situation surrounding The Rock: WWE had an angle planned where he would come out on last night's (April 8, 2013) episode of Monday Night Raw, cut a promo on losing to John Cena at WrestleMania 29, and Brock Lesnar would interrupt with a beatdown to set up a match between the two at a later date.
However, as the show got closer and closer to airing, Rock was nowhere to be found and no one could figure out why. He apparently didn't tell anyone anything and there was panic backstage at Raw while executives and the creative team scrambled to rewrite the show with the one major angle getting nixed completely.
Later, it was revealed, by Rocky himself, that he suffered an injury during his match with Cena at WrestleMania and that's why he wasn't at the show. According to Rock, he tore his abdomen and his abductor muscle completely off the bone. WWE would later state he also had a hernia.
That doesn't paint a clear picture of the entire situation, though, and PWInsider.com tried to clear some of it up once they got more info.
According to their report, Rock went home immediately after WrestleMania when he was informed he had the injuries he does. He did this because he will be filming Hercules shortly and he needs to be as healthy as possible for that. The reason there was heat on him and the reason folks at WWE ended up in a panic is because no one was made aware of the situation until around 3 p.m., and that's when the show had to be rewritten, a mere hours before they were scheduled to go live on the air.
Obviously, folks were upset about this, but the reality of the situation is that Rock's getting injured while wrestling could greatly affect his film work and that's something that will likely be in consideration going forward when decisions are made by his management team on whether or not he should be wrestling again.
So while some may be upset that Rock couldn't at least go out and cut a promo, he's got other commitments to consider.
Does this change your mind on the situation at all, Cagesiders?