WrestleMania 31 was a huge success for the WWE, with fans at Levi's Stadium going home happy and those watching across the world treated to jaw-dropping moment after jaw-dropping moment.
From Seth Rollins cashing in to steal away the Heavyweight Title or nWo reuniting to face up against Triple H there were show stopping moments galore that you just knew had been meticulously planned behind the scenes.
One of the most surprising - and fun - elements of the show though was the surprise appearance of UFC star Ronda Rousey. And now new reports have revealed just what a crucial role The Rock, her partner in crime on the night, played in making her début possible.
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As reported by NoDQ.com, The Rock was perhaps the most crucial factor in getting UFC President Dana White to allow Ronda Rousey anywhere near a WWE ring - something he had previously been stead fast against.
Per the report:
"The Rock reportedly played a big part in quelling the fears of UFC President Dana White when it came to signing off on Rousey doing the angle with Rock, Triple H and Stephanie McMahon at WrestleMania 31."
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Many had previously wondered just how the WWE had managed to pull of such a coup but clearly The Rock's status as one of the all-time great wrestlers (not to mention his current Hollywood reputation) makes him a hard man to say no to.
Being able to call upon such a high profile figure to work his charm on White to get Rousey in on the WrestleMania action is a great option to have.
In a post-WrestleMania 31 atmosphere in which the UFC seem to have returned to their anti-WWE stance regarding the female fighter there is also growing speculation that The Rock may once again be called in.
With many hoping that Ronda Rousey will be present in 12 months time at WrestleMania 32 it could once again be down to her acting partner to help sweeten the deal.
The Rock may now be listed as a part-time wrestler by the WWE but it is clear that, when Vince McMahon is in need of help, he often turns to 'The People's Champ' for assistance.
The reports that the Superstar played his part in getting Rousey on 'Mania follow on the heels of The Rock's crucial role at January's Royal Rumble.
The veteran was called in to help put over Roman Reigns as the champion on the night and, although it didn't stop WWE fans venting their anger, it still shows how important The Rock is to WWE.
What do you think WWE fans? Is The Rock still as influential as ever, and do you want to see Rousey back in the WWE soon? Have your say in the comments section below...
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