American actor, producer, and retired professional wrestler, The Rock real name Dwayne Johnson has announced his retirement from wrestling.
We are not surprised though, we’ve seen it coming, but it looks like the 47-year-old wrestler wanted to make things official by letting his fans know that he has hung up his boots and his in-ring career is over.
When promoting his latest movie Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw on Live with Kelly and Ryan, he dropped a bombshell.
The People’s Champion Dwayne Johnson said: ‘I miss wrestling, I love wrestling. Yes, I do…’
“Yes, I do…I quietly retired from wrestling because I was lucky enough to have just a really wonderful career and accomplish what I wanted to accomplish, but there’s nothing like a live crowd, a live audience, a live microphone as you both know.”
The Rock, who made his WWE debut during the Survivor Series back in 1996, further explained his involvement in the sport: “Plus I grew up in wrestling, my grandfather wrestled, my dad wrestled my whole family” – he said.
According to The Sun, “The Rock left WWE 15 years ago to embark on his silverscreen career but has returned to the squared-circle on several occasions since, most notably for two WrestleMania showdowns with John Cena in 2012 and 2013.”
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