In a recent interview, current wrestling star John Cena blasts the Great One:
“At one point Rock loved wrestling and wanted to do this all his life. So explain to me why he can’t come back. Simply put it’s because he wants to be an actor and there’s nothing wrong with that.
“He’s very good and very successful. Associating with sports entertainment doesn’t do much for his acting career — I get it. Just don’t f*** me around and tell me that you love this. That’s the only thing that gets me really p***ed off.
-from The Sun
I have to say I actually agree with Cena here. I’m a huge fan of the Rock–the man came from nowhere and carried the WWF on his back for two years as injuries, egomaniacal wrestlers and poorly executed storylines made most of the rest of what the fed was putting on the air unwatchable. The Rock could bring it both in the ring and on the microphone. He certainly has the skills and charisma to be an action hero. And he’s had a much better film career than Hulk Hogan. But has he reallly become the big star that he wants to be?
It’s been tough for wrestling, but the past few years have shown that the WWF/E can survive without The Rock or Stone Cold. But can The Rock really survive without wrestling? Possibly. But it wouldn’t be as entertaining for the audience.