Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s Mother, Ata Johnson, Shows Up on Raw Amidst Rumors of His WWE Return

Published 04/06/2022, 7:30 PM EDT

WWE Superstar Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was just one step away from appearing at WrestleMania 38. Throughout the Most Stupendous WrestleMania, fans were expecting that The Rock would make an appearance.


Article continues below this ad

It’s been a long time since The Rock last stepped inside the ring to wrestle. And, this year, the WWE Universe was eagerly waiting for the most “electrifying” theme song to pop during the main event of WrestleMania 38.



Article continues below this ad

However, while fans did not get to see The Rock, they did get to see Dwayne Johnson’s mother, Ata Johnson, during the episode of Monday Night Raw after WrestleMania.

What was Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s mother doing on Raw?

‘The American Nightmare’ Cody Rhodes battled in a dark match against Kevin Owen, followed by WWE Raw TV taping. The latest edition of Raw was also in Dallas, Texas, as the Mania fever was not over.

In addition, Cody Rhodes competed in his first non PPV match for WWE in over 6years. When Raw went off the air, The Rock’s mother, Ata Johnson, got involved in the showdown featured between Rhodes and Owens.

Ata Johnson, who was at the ringside, helped The American Nightmare so that he could beat Kevin Owens. The Rock’s mother held up Fight Owens so that ‘Dashing’ Cody could hit him with some chops.

Cody Rhodes, within seconds, showed a significant gesture towards Ata Johnson as he hugged her like his mother. Notably, The American Nightmare left no stone unturned as he acknowledged Ata Johnson through his Twitter profile.

How did Cody Rhodes acknowledge Johnson’s mother?

According to Cody, getting a little help from The Rock’s mother felt like a moment with his own mother. The WWE Universe imagined Rhodes’ action as a heartwarming moment. Rhodes tweeted, “Needed a Momma’s assist here.”

The American Nightmare clearly stated that Ata Johnson’s help was like getting help from his mother. The WWE Universe absolutely loved the moment Cody Rhodes and Ata Johnson shared.

Watch This Story: WWE Superstars With The Highest Number of WrestleMania Matches

When the cameras stopped rolling for live television, ‘Dashing’ Cody and Kevin Owens shook hands before their dark match began. However, according to the fans, the bout lasted for barely six minutes.


Article continues below this ad

Dwayne Johnson’s family and Cody Rhodes’ family have been involved in the wrestling business for many decades. So, naturally, we can predict that The Rock’s mother and Cody Rhodes are close.


Article continues below this ad


Dwayne Johnson’s Family Member Spotted at WrestleMania Adding Massive Fuel to The Rock’s Return Rumors

10 months ago

Ata Johnson appearing at WWE shows is another hint towards The Great One, making his return on WWE programming anytime. However, nothing is confirmed. Wrestling fans are sitting on the edge of their seats for Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson to make the most “electrifying” come back ever!



Akash Dhakite

514 articles

Akash Dhakite is a WWE writer at EssentiallySports. Since he was three years old, Akash has been a fan of WWE, which gives him an ascendancy of knowledge about this sport. He grew up watching John Cena and to ‘Never Give Up’ is something that he has learned from him.

Edited By: Paras Pande