The Rock Discusses Returning To Face John Cena, Match At Wrestlemania 29

IGN interviewed WWE Champion The Rock in Panama while he was filming the upcoming reality series, The Hero, which will premiere this summer on TNT. Below are the highlights:

Returning to face John Cena:

“He was my pick, yes,” The Rock confirmed. “Definitely. You have to understand that my return back into the WWE was years in the making. And since I’ve been back, it’s been a three year-long journey that started at WrestleMania 27 in Atlanta. So John has always been my first choice. Here’s the thing. The question was that if I was going to go back in the WWE, how could I go back and make the most impact? With who can I headline WrestleMania in that company and make the most impact? And the bottom line is that it continues to be John Cena. Just in terms of, and we’ll use a Hollywood term here, box office appeal. Universal appeal. Athletic pairing. So there are a lot of reasons.”

Match at Wrestlemania 29:

“I think we’re going to have a great match and my hope is that it’s going to be a classic,” The Rock continued. “With some great drama, some great emotion. This scenario for me is one that I’ve honestly dreamed of. A dream match. And what I’m talking about is being able to go back to the WWE and give back to the business, which is in my blood and has allowed me a platform to perform which then, twelve years ago, allowed me to make he transition to Hollywood. So the scenario I’ve dreamed of is that I’m able to go back, become WWE Champion, go into the what is considered the biggest marketplace in the world, which is the New York City area, at MetLife Stadium and headline WrestleMania as champion and give back to the business, the fans, the company and their number one hero. So I couldn’t have asked for a better scenario and we’re going to have a blast.”

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  • Andy

    the awkward reality is that it most likely won’t even be the best match at the show…

    • Xavier

      It wasn’t last year either. Rock’s cardito is pretty bad these days.

  • Admiral Giraffe

    Better than mediocre CM Punk vs Undertaker. CM Punk = yawn city.

    • Xavier

      Why do you think Punk/Taker will be medicore. I take it you don’t like punk?

      • Admiral Giraffe

        anytime punk speaks its just yack yack yack yack.. nothing interesting at all

      • Admiral Giraffe

        plus they need to get back to an attitude type of era so guys like Miz can take advantage… its too lolly pops and Saturday-morny

  • http://himunlich.blogspot.com/ unLich

    Rock said that Cena vs Rock “Once a Life time” match.
    but now WM29 WWE Championship Cena vs Rock.
    that ended a night real Champ is here…
    next monday night raw rock come back and feud with Monster Brock and WM30 rock wresling carrier over…thts the real story….

    • -|AZ|-

      RIP English…