By James Hibberd
Updated March 18, 2011 at 06:17 PM EDT

Actor and former WWE champ Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will appear in USA’s upcoming wrestling competition series Tough Enough.

The USA show that seeks to extend the network’s WWE Raw ratings juggernaut into the reality space will get a boost from the household name star. In the episode, Johnson works out with the contestants, judges a challenge and demonstrated his own skills in the ring.

Tough Enough, where a group of fledgling wrestlers compete for a WWE contract, launches April 4 with “Stone Cold” Steve Austin as host. The Rock’s episode will run a some point during the season.