The Rock being officially announced for WWE Friday Night SmackDown’s premiere on FOX has dramatically impacted ticket sales. Last-minute ticket demand for the live taping from the Staples Center in Los Angeles has gone up significantly.
TickPick reports a 14% increase in tickets from $109.60 to $125.37.
As reported here on WrestlePages.com, The Rock himself confirmed he would be in LA for the premiere on his official Twitter account:
FINALLY…I come back home to my @WWE universe.
This FRIDAY NIGHT, I’ll return for our debut of SMACKDOWN!
LIVE on @FOXTV.
There’s no greater title than #thepeopleschamp.
And there’s no place like home.
Tequila on me after the show ??#IfYaSmell? #Smackdown#RocksShow #FOX pic.twitter.com/V5i4cxqIqH
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) September 30, 2019
WWE SmackDown will take place Friday, live on FOX.