UPDATE 3: As we noted earlier, The Rock replied to Dana White at 6:00 AM ET this morning with the following:
@danawhite Appreciate that brother! A helluva show. My tequila bottle awaits when I get home. Can’t wait for #UFC159. #Bones
The last message that he sent was a reply to a fan at 7:53 AM ET and his account has been quiet since.
UPDATEDx2: The Rock was actually scheduled to open RAW tonight with a promo about losing the WWE Title to John Cena, only to be attacked and taken out by Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman. This would setup the WrestleMania 30 main event. With The Rock taking off without notice, WWE is trying to re-write the show. One person backstage described the scene as “chaos.”
UPDATED: The Rock is not at RAW tonight and WWE is trying to re-write major portions of the show.
We’re told The Rock left for Los Angeles this morning, catching WWE completely off guard. There is major heat on him for leaving and there was said to be “absolute chaos” backstage at RAW. This is not part of an angle, as The Rock had been worked into WWE’s future plans and was scheduled to be part of a major angle tonight to setup a program with Brock Lesnar or the Undertaker (more likely Lesnar) for WrestleMania 30. All those plans have now been thrown out.
ORIGINAL: There is panic backstage at RAW right now. The show was scheduled to build to a segment where Brock Lesnar beat up The Rock to set up next year’s WrestleMania main event. The problem: Rock is not there and has reportedly gone home. Vince McMahon, the writers and producers are in the process of redoing the show, evidently believing the angle has been nixed. Nobody knows any details as to what happened past that. As of this time, the belief is that Rock is not appearing.
Also, there is a second major angle tonight to set up the main feud going forward and the Extreme Rules main event involving John Cena’s next title defense. Word is that it is one of the things that has been planned for some time and was actually scheduled before Mania.
More details as they come…