For the first time since his WrestleMania 29 match with John Cena, The Rock has discussed his future in the WWE.
Fans have been waiting for a few weeks to hear from the “Great One” after he injured himself at MetLife Stadium. The Rock didn’t appear at “Monday Night Raw” the night after WrestleMania because of a torn abdomen and adductor muscles.
In an interview with Peter Rosenberg of Hot 97, the former WWE champion told the radio host that the match on April 7 might have been the final one of his wrestling career.
"Possibly, to be honest with you,” said The Rock, when if it was his last match. “The goal three years ago was I sat down with Vince McMahon and strategized about it, about three WrestleManias back to back. I committed myself to the company and I was very proud of that moment. It didn't matter if I lost or I did the job, but it was an honor to do the honors. There is no better way to give back..then by doing the honors."
The Rock’s admission that it was a two-year plan for him to lose to Cena at WrestleMania 29 disputes rumors that he was displeased with handing over the belt to Cena at the Pay-Per-View event. There were various reports that The Rock left the New York/New Jersey area without telling any WWE officials, possibly.
“That’s so false,” continued The Rock. “I talked to Vince (McMahon) that night when I was hurt. Vince came to my locker room at WrestleMania.”
If The Rock didn’t get injured and was able to attend “Raw,” the wrestler and movie star says the plan was for him to have a confrontation with Brock Lesnar. There have been rumors that the two will meet at WrestleMania 30 in New Orleans. The Rock’s status, though, remains up in the air for the 2014 event.
“I love Brock. We've been friends for over a decade now and we can have a great athletic match. But then I had torn my two tendons on my pelvis and I had to fly home that day, and we couldn't do what we wanted to do on Raw that day. So...possibly, possibly with Brock down the road."
After beating Cena at WrestleMania 28, The Rock returned in early 2013 to challenge CMP Punk for the WWE title. His wins at the Royal Rumble and Elimination Chamber made him the champion for 70 days, until his loss at WrestleMania 29.
Below you can hear the complete audio of Rosenberg’s interview with The Rock.