Thanks to PWInsider.com for the following interview recap from Dwayne Johnson’s WWE.com chat with fans following Raw:
Why return now? “Because I felt the time was right to so something special. Not only can I feed my own need and desire to perform. More importantly than that, do something special for you WWE fans.”
What Johnson Missed about WWE: “The thing I’ve missed most is the indescribable moment that was tonight. The culmination of the fans, their energy, my energy, my desire to entertain them and their endless desire to be entertained.”
Goals for Wrestlemania 27: “My Goal is to create an incredible show. The guys have prepared for this night all year and they are going to put on incredible wrestling matches and I am there to not only support their matches but work with the great WWE production team and put on an electrifying show. That means I will be backstage and in the ring creating unforgettable and iconic WrestleMania moments.”
Favorite Wrestlemania Memories: “My favorite WrestleMania matches of all time were Icon vs. Icon in Toronto vs. Hulk Hogan and vs. Steve Austin in the Houston Astrodome. Both of those matches will go down as two of most memorable. I had the honor of working with two titans of WWE. ”
John Cena calling out Johnson in the past: “John Cena said a variety of things that came across my desk which at first I thought was interesting and then I felt was laughable because the comments really didn’t make any sense to me. To be clear, not that they ever make me mad. I just thought the comments were an interesting choice of things to say. ”
Social Media: ” The platforms of social media are fantastic. I started facebook seven months ago and I started twitter tonight. The facebook platform is one I’m very proud of because it has been inspiring, funny, entertaining and motivating. What I’m most proud of is that anyone can come to the page and not only read my posts but read posts from people all over the world and that’s a really cool thing.”
Johnson also played up the storyline he started tonight with comments about John Cena during RAW, noting that he didn’t know Cena, so he couldn’t predict how Cena would react.