Readers, on this lovely Friday evening I have only one question for you: Can you smell what The Rock is cookin’?
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson made an epic/not so epic return to the ring in April where he lost to his long-time archenemy John Cena. When asked if he wanted to try and build his rep as one of wrestling’s biggest badasses, his answer was more than a little ambiguous, reports Huffington Post.
"I’d like to leave it open. But if I’d never wrestle again, I’d be very content with that," Johnson recently shared in an interview while filming the season finale for his TNT show, “The Hero.”
"Winning or losing never really mattered to me. The whole idea was to put on a great match. Got injured in that match. Still was able to walk out on my own, which I was more happy about. I don’t know. We’ll see."
I say not getting injured to the point of incapacitation during a wrestling match at the age of 41 is something to celebrate.
Johnson shocked the world when he cultivated a successful acting career. The beefy Johnson has graced the big screen in The Scorpion King and Fast Five, and has also made a name for himself on the Silver Screen while lending his voice to video games and animated productions.
Clearly, he’s not lacking in work. Perhaps this explains why his feelings about returning to the ring seem a bit lukewarm.
While Johnson seems to have mastered acting in movies and on television, the challenges that accompany hosting a reality show are proving to be a bit trying for the star.
"See what happens in film is everyone they’re actors on a movie set, and we’re making a movie and hopefully you make a good one," Johnson explained. "But in this case you’re on set, well these contestants are not actors. And they’re going through real drama and hardship and they’re losing, they’re winning, they’re taking temptations, they’re not. It’s going through that with them and being that personal and close to them as they were going through that was really special."
As if that laundry list of projects wasn’t enough, Johnson has also teamed up with Stephen Levinson and Mark Wahlberg to executive produce an HBO series featuring Miami athletes.
Johnson has ties to Miami athletics as a former Miami Hurricanes football star, and will begin filming the pilot there this fall. A fact that makes Johnson very happy: “That means I’ll be sleeping in my own bed every night.”