The Rock Says WrestleMania 29 Match Is Possibly His Last, Discusses Brock Lesnar Plans & More
The Rock revealed during an interview with Hot 97’s Peter Rosenberg, that his match with John Cena at WrestleMania 29 may have been his last, while promoting his upcoming reality series, The Hero.
“Possibly, to be honest with you,” Rock replied when asked if his match against John Cena at WrestleMania 29 was his last one. “The goal three years ago was I sat down with Vince McMahon and strategized about it, about three WrestleMania’s back-to-back, boom-boom-boom, and building to those. 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.”
Rock also said Cena was “hands down” the right guy to lose to.
“People wanted to build me to a certain place, and then do things the right way. And for the business that I love, it was an awesome way, it was the best way to give back. Was it my last match? Possibly. I’m really not too sure, and I wouldn’t rule it out. The plan this whole time was to create the Miami and then create the biggest show of all time in the biggest market of all time, New York”
Rock was also asked if the original plan was to build for a rubber match with Cena at WrestleMania 30 in New Orleans next year.
“No, not at all,” Rock replied, and revealed the original plans was for a match with Brock Lesnar. “The original plan was possibly Brock and myself. That was the next thing that made sense to me because 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.”
The Rock also revealed that he spoke with Vince McMahon and Triple H after his match at WrestleMania about his injury. He and Vince agreed in the locker room that he wouldn’t be at RAW the next day, and that he received a call from one of the writers the next day about issuing a statement on RAW, which he did.
“I talked to Vince that night when I was hurt,” Rock said. “Vince, and Triple H, by the way, and John Cena and C.M. Punk came by the locker room… That night, I saw the WWE (doctors), and they did the fun test if one has a hernia, and Vince came by the locker room. I said I was hurt, then we agreed that I was not going to be at the show the next night. So, everyone knew. I wasn’t quite too sure where all the ‘scrambling’ came in.”
You can check out the full interview in the video below.