Why does the best part of WWE Monday Night Raw happen after the TV cameras stop filming?
As Bleeding Cool reported yesterday, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson was on the scene at the Staples Center in Los Angeles last night in order to use the arena to film scenes for his upcoming movie, Fighting With My Family, about the life of WWE superstar Paige. The Rock didn't appear during the televised show, but he did come out after the main event of Braun Strowman vs. The Big Show to amp up the crowd for a scene, the end of a match between Paige (Florence Pugh) and "AJ Lee" (Thea Trinidad).
At the mention of AJ Lee, who is married to estranged former WWE Superstar CM Punk, the crowd began to chant Punk's name. So what did The Rock do? He called him on the phone, of course. Punk didn't answer, but The Rock left him a voice mail of the arena chanting his name.
Unfortunately, Punk didn't answer because he was walking his dog. But he did thank the crowd later:
Will the chants of 15,000 fans melt Punk's icy heart and lead to a wrestling return? Probably not. But maybe he'll answer the phone next time.
Here's a video leading up to the call: