dwayne johnson returns to wwe wins championship at royal rumble gi Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson becomes WWE Champion at 'Royal Rumble'One actor who definitely wasn’t at the SAG Awards Sunday night is Dwayne Johnson. Johnson, also known as The Rock, was in Phoenix, Ariz. to wrestle. Making his first in-ring appearance since April 2012, Johnson wrestled World Wrestling Entertainment superstar CM Punk at the annual “Royal Rumble” pay per view event, defeating him to win his 8th WWE Championship, the first since he left wrestling in 2003.

Johnson first returned to WWE in 2011 to set up a match with top star, John Cena, at the 2012 installment of “Wrestlemania,” the company’s biggest annual show. Johnson went on to win that match.

His title win is meant to set up a return match between the two at this year’s event, taking place April 7. Also scheduled to appear on that show is former WWE and UFC champion, Brock Lesnar, who returned to the company in April 2012. “Wrestlemania” will he held at MetLife statium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, before an estimated crowd of 90,000.

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