WWE News: The Rock says he has "possibly" worked his last match, lays out three-year Wrestlemania plan, reveals whether he told WWE officials he would not be at Raw the night after WrestleMania 29 Apr 22, 2013 - 08:56 AM
WWE star The Rock was asked in an interview with Peter Rosenberg whether WrestleMania 29 was his final match. "Possibly," Rock said. "The goal three years ago was, sat down with Vince McMahon and strategized about it and talked about three WrestleManias back to back, boom, boom, boom, and building to this. I committed myself to the company.
"I was very proud of that moment. It didn't matter if I lost or did the job or not. It's was an honor to do the honors. And in the wrestling world, there is no better way to give back to the business...than to do the honors. I know there are a lot of fans who say it shouldn't have been done or it should have been someone else, that's not for me to say."
Rock was asked again whether it was his last match. "Possibly, I'm really not to sure. And I wouldn't rule it out. The plan this whole time was to go to Miami and then to create the biggest show of all time in the biggest market of all time in New York."
Rock was asked whether there were plans for a rubber match between he and Cena. "The original plan was possibly Bock (Lesnar) and myself," Rock said. "That was the next thing that made sense to me because I love Brock and we've been friends for over a decade now and we could have great, athletic match. So that was the plan, but then when I tore the two tendons off my pelvis, then I had to fly home that day. We couldn't do what we wanted to do at Raw that day, so possibly, possibly with Brock down the road."
Rock also addressed reports that he did not speak to Vince McMahon before leaving New York/New Jersey to be treated by a doctor in Miami. "That's so false," he said. "I talked to Vince that night when I was hurt that night. Vince (McMahon) came to my locker room at WrestleMania. Vince and Triple H by the way, and John Cena came and C.M. Punk came... It's easier and more salacious and more entertaining if "The Rock just left." That's now how I do business by the way." Listen to the full interview at Youtube.com/watch?v=RGNgA3gxriM.
Powell's POV: Rock said he was tended to by WWE personnel backstage that night and they did a hernia check. He said he and Vince agreed after WrestleMania 29 that he would not appear at the Raw show the next night. So that clears that up that situation. It is odd that the creative staff was reportedly left in the dark until Monday afternoon, but if that's true then it's on Vince and not The Rock. As for possibly having worked his final match, I am an advocate of leaving that hanging publicly as it would create a big surprise moment if he returns. That said, his return likely hinges upon his health and desire to return to the ring, so the "possibly" line probably has more to do with his mindset than keeping viewers in suspense.
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