When you look back at all of the biggest figures and legends the sport of professional wrestling has ever seen, it’s hard to argue that there’s ever been a bigger name than The Rock.
From the moment he began his Rock persona on WWE TV in the 90s, Dwayne Johnson shone through as the most gifted man on the microphone the the business has perhaps ever seen. His superstardom rose tremendously in such a short amount of time.
Rock won several WWE World Championships and had some great rivalries for the ages against the likes of Triple H, Stone Cold Steve Austin and Brock Lesnar.
Eventually The Rock would venture outside of the professional wrestling world and attempted to make it big in Hollywood as an actor – and he did exactly that.
Today The Rock is one of, if not, the biggest movie stars in the world today. He has made some of the highest grossing films and the past several years – including his role in the box office smash Fast And The Furious series.
Every now and then The Rock will return to his first love, the WWE ring, for special appearances and the occasional match or two.
Return To Wrestling
He returned back in 2013 for a long program with both CM Punk and John Cena. His first match with John Cena happened at WrestleMania 28 in Miami, where The Great One toppled wrestling’s biggest star.
The following year at WrestleMania 29, after Rock had defeated CM Punk for the WWE Title, Cena got his revenge by defeating Rock in New York to claim the WWE strap.
That was Rock’s last full match, with the exception of a 9-second victory over Erick Rowan at WrestleMania 32.
One More Match?
Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Radio recently discussed the possibility of Rock ever wrestling in WWE again.
It was noted WWE tried to get Rock to partner up with Ronda Rousey at WrestleMania 34 to take on Triple H and Stephanie McMahon, but Rock was busy promoting another project and Kurt Angle stepped in for the role.
The Rock is simply too busy to plan out a WrestleMania match, and if he were to get injured the way he did in his last match against John Cena, it could impact his film projects that he already has on schedule (quotes via WrestlingNews.co):
“There’s too much money in him,” Meltzer continued. “He got hurt he had a hernia the year before he tore the hamstring.
“So it’s like he’s been getting hurt in his matches already.
“When you get hurt once you go, ‘it’s one time’ but when you’re getting hurt a lot it’s probably not a good idea especially as he’s getting older and as muscular as he is.”
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