The WWE has built its reputation as the leading wrestling promotion in the world based on a number of things; from its bonafide superstar talent and crazy storylines to CEO boss man himself Vince McMahon and his legendary antics.
But what truly separates WWE from everyone else in the sports-entertainment business is their ability to surprise the watching world on a near weekly basis - keeping the product fresh and intriguing for the WWE Universe.
And that, it appears, includes its own stable of WWE Superstars. One such figure, Jack Swagger, revealed Friday that The Rock's blockbuster return to Monday Night Raw this past week was a complete surprise even to those in the locker room.
"That's the beauty of the WWE, especially Monday Night Raw and all of our live events," explained Swagger in an interview with Chuck Carroll of Turnbuckle Weekly.
"As a fan you never know what we're going to give you and a lot of the boys in the locker room didn't even know about that (The Rock's return). It's just awesome how we can be the longest running TV show in history, but we keep the fans on the edge of their seats and never really can get fully comfortable because when you do, we're going to throw The Rock at you in Brooklyn, New York against Rusev and Lana."
The Rocks' Raw appearance
With Dwayne Johnson not having been seen in the WWE since WrestleMania back in April, the return of the fans favorite was certainly unexpected. The reaction he received from onlookers however confirmed that the Hollywood A-lister can still demand attention in the ring.
But to hear that many of The Rock's peers were totally in the dark until the future Hall-of-Famer emerged in front of the crowd adds a whole other level to the story.
It is great that WWE still has the ability to surprise people, and in hearing Jack Swagger talk so enthusiastically about the moment, it looks like wrestler's too cannot hide their fandom either.
Having said that, we don't know if every wrestler was as pleased as Swagger to see the return of The Rock. With the legend's part-time role amongst the things that reportedly angered CM Punk prior to his WWE exit the company are certainly running a risk keeping their regular stars in the dark about such large scale plans.