The Rock returned to Monday Night Raw to confront Rusev. At first, Rusev came out and called out Big Show but according to the storyline Big Show is taking sensitivity courses because of the flag pulling incident from last week. Of course there was no international incident and there was no heat on the company from anyone. The apology was an angle.
Instead of Big Show, The Rock came out instead and cut a great promo on Rusev and Lana and then beat on Rusev and then tossed him out of the ring. We noted earlier in the day that Rock was in New York City but he was not on any of the scripts so WWE did a good job at keeping The Rock’s appearance as a surprise.