Posts Tagged ‘Rocky Johnson’

The Rock: “I am not coming back”

February 29, 2008

According to, The Rock is fed up with the wrestling demands. Here is the press release statment by The Rock.

The 35-year-old decided to part ways with World Wrestling Entertainment and pursue a career in Hollywood after “falling in love” with acting on the set of 2001’s The Mummy Returns. But the Scorpion King star insists he is still bombarded with queries as to when The Rock will return to the ring.

He says, “I probably wouldn’t get asked that question if I had made a bigger splash about my retirement. But I retired quietly five years ago. “I didn’t want it to be a grand exit, I just wanted to walk away, so I thanked everybody that I needed to thank, and did just that.”

Still, he could return to cut some promo for WWE, as he had did it last year for the Trump/Vince match. We will definitely look forward to more of these coming up.


The Rock To Make An Apperance At WM?

February 9, 2008

WrestlingMAT has learned that WWE has contacted the Rock once again about making an appearance at WM. WWE has been discussing the list of wrestlers who will be inducted into the Hall of Fame this year. Including Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat, Von Erichs, Ted DiBiase, Mae Young, Gordon Solie, Brisco Brothers, Rick Rude, Bob Uecker. Among those on the list this year are Rocky Johnson (Rock’s dad) and Peter Maivia (Rock’s grandfather). They want the Rock to induct both his father and grandfather.

WWE would love to have the Rock make an appearance at Wrestlemania. The event is being held in Florida this year, and the Rock just so happens to live in Florida. This has been a third attempt by WWE, with the first at last year WM 23 and the second at RAW 15th Anniversary.

The original plan for The Rock was to cut a promo with then returning John Cena. It seems that it have been taken out. Nonetheless, having The Rock cutting a promo alone is enough to make the fans go wild.

Recently, The Rock has been nominated Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Best Actor award. His competition for the awards include Eddie Murphy, Ice Cube, and Johnny Depp. The event will be hosted by comedian Jack Black. The award show will be held on March 29, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. That is the same weekend that Wrestlemania 24 will be held.