The Rock Says Wrestlemania 29 Was Possibly His Last Match, Clarifies Who Knew About His Injury

Peter Rosenberg interviewed The Rock to promote his upcoming reality series called “The Hero” on TNT. In it, he talked exclusively about the injury he suffered at Wrestlemania 29 and whether or not this was his last match.

Rock said when he sat down with Vince McMahon to negotiate his return [to WWE], the plan was for three Wrestlemania’s back-to-back-to-back (Wrestlemania 27, 28 & 29). He said in the end it didn’t matter if he lost or did the job because there is no better way to give back to the business than to do the honors.

He said Hulk Hogan did it for him but Hogan was on his way out. Rock said there were never plans for a “rubber match” against John Cena at Wrestlemania XXX in New Orleans. He confirmed the original plan was to work Brock Lesnar at the show next year. However, he said those plans changed when he was unable to work Raw the Monday after Wrestlemania in New Jersey.

Rock said he talked to Vince, Triple H, Cena, CM Punk and others Sunday night after his match at the pay-per-view. He saw WWE’s “ortho guys” and they knew he was injured. Rock said he let Vince know he wouldn’t be able to make it to Raw. Later on Monday he received a call from one of WWE’s writers, asking if he wanted to give a message or some type of injury update. This is when the Tweets were worked out to be included on the broadcast.

You can listen to the interview in its entirety at this link or embedded in the video below:

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This goes along with everything we have reported since before the pay-per-view. We reported here on WrestlingNewsWorld.com the panic the next day was a result of communication breakdown. While Vince and top officials knew, writers and producers were surprised when they were told segments involving The Rock had to be re-written.

Last Monday, we posted a detailed exclusive on Rock’s relationship with WWE souring just days before the pay-per-view. Rock was originally in the plans for Extreme Rules next month but he informed company officials to finish up his current run at the pay-per-view. The company urged him to shoot an angle the following night to plant the seed for a program at Wrestlemania 30 against Brock Lesnar but we’re told Rock didn’t want to commit to it. The must-read details are available below:

See also - Exclusive Details On The Rock’s Relationship With WWE Souring Just Days Before Wrestlemania 29 & How This Caused For Major Changes To Next Month’s Extreme Rules PPV – Rock’s Injury, Original Wrestlemania XXX Plans, Is There A Possibility The Rock Is Done With WWE?

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  • BobCobb

    The rock is done. Thanks for the last few years. He added some much needed excitement to the wwe. So much respect for him coming back And risking his health For no other reason then to please his fans. Gotta love that about him

  • craig

    but the rock is still the #1 contender and has his rematach clause (per wwe on raw) :)

    • http://www.facebook.com/anthonyd46 Anthony D’Ademo

      yea i dont get why even mention that on tv if rock is offically done

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Timothy-Lowe-Jr/100000559123347 Timothy Lowe Jr

      The match won’t happen. Plus who wants to see it. When has anyone ever won the rematch.

  • sir-rusty82

    This time 4 years ago I would not have believed anyone say the Rock would come back but for us to have him back for the past 3 Wrestle Manias has been the best WWE has been in along time. Its sad to see the Rock leave but if rumors were true about Stone Cold Steve Austin returning last year but didnt due to $$$ maybe the rattle snake might be back to headline Wrestle Mania XXX now that he will get the money without the Rock being there

    • opie

      You realize Austin is 48 and hasn’t wrestled in ten years, right?

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Timothy-Lowe-Jr/100000559123347 Timothy Lowe Jr

      Everyone seems to forget Austin’s neck injury. In a few years everything will be said about edge. Being able to live life normally. Without a wheelchair. Totally overshadows wrestling anyway.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Timothy-Lowe-Jr/100000559123347 Timothy Lowe Jr

    Oh no the boring unfunny repetitive rock might not wrestle again. Boohoo no one cares.

  • Tommy012175

    Brock has already destroyed the Rock when he became the youngest ever champion.

  • Xavier

    That’s sad news indeed. But I really appreciate the fact that he cameback even though he didn’t have to to give the fans the dream match they wanted too see. Wish him the best. much respect Rock.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jrafael.negrao Jay Raphael

    So long Dwayne we hardly knew ye! That’s right I said Dwayne because the guy who came back is not The Rock. The Rock was the guy who first and foremost would only reffer to himself in the third person no matter what! Sounds silly to say this but I pay attention to every little detail! The Rock was the guy with undying passion for the business. For those who think Dwayne Johnson came back because he missed this, while it could be partially true, I firmly believe that it was more of a business move than anything else. Think about it, those wrestling fans who forgot about”The Rock” or just hated him because he left, suddenly found a new passion again are now following him on twitter liking him on Facebook going to watch his movies. So his fan base grew even more and thus the ticket sales as well. Not that it was needed because he wasn’t struggling but more fanbase means more money! Plus the nice chunk of change he made over the past couple of years by sporadically returning just made his bank account that much fuller. I would respect Dwayne a lot more if he just came right out and said he’s doing this for the money and not for “his people”.

    • sir-rusty82

      You got it the wrong way around, Vince needed the Rock to bring the fan base back to wwe. Of course he came back for the money and he was honest the hole time telling people that it was the wwe that gave to him so he came to give back. Do you really think the Rock needed WWE more than WWE needed him, he could have stayed in his movie land with stunt men and I was happy enough to see him at 1 wrestle mania but to see him 4 other matches on raw for the good part of the last 4 months and even on smackdown and with all that having a title reign and bringing in the new wwe title belt………. You sir are impossible to please

      • Xavier

        Agreed

    • Xavier

      Haters gonna hate. The Rock didn’t need the money. He was making 10x more money making movies then he did wrestling at WM28 & WM29. It amazes me how quickly most of the IWC has turned on this guy especially when everyone on here begged for him too return. And the majority of the IWC wonders why Vince doesn’t take us(IWC) seriously as fans, we say we want one thing then shit on it once we get it.

      • http://www.facebook.com/jrafael.negrao Jay Raphael

        Dude I feel like you never even read my comment you probably just read the first line and assumed the rest. I never said Dwayne needed anything! ” he didn’t need the fan base because he wasn’t struggling” HOWEVER MORE FANS MEANS MORE MONEY! It’s a business move and I respect Dwayne for looking out for number one but don’t come out and say your doing for the ppl because its a load of crap! I do agree with you that Vince needed Johnson a lot more than the other way around which explains the total free reign that Vince gave Dwayne to come and go as he pleased. Further more, if Dwayne had any respect for the wwe title he would have said “you know I’m not gonna be around all the time so it’s not fair for me to take the title.” But I bet when the idea was pitched to him he was probably 100% on board and that my friend is where the root of my problem lies with Mr Johnson. He should have never became wwe champion specially beating CM Punk who brought prestige back to a title that was being passed around like a back street hooker.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Timothy-Lowe-Jr/100000559123347 Timothy Lowe Jr

          The rock needs the spot light talk about a guy who never helped others out. Now punk does nothing but help people out.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Timothy-Lowe-Jr/100000559123347 Timothy Lowe Jr

        He was boring used the same stuff from 10 years ago. Claimed he wasn’t going to leave again. Then left again for months. Wrote notes on his arms. And brung it via satellite most of the time. Got killed on the mic by punk and cena( most of the times). Said the most stupid things. This is no bitching but absolute fact.

        • Xavier

          LMFAO What’s funny about your post is that repeating John Cena word for word basically. Cena said all the same stuff your saying a year ago now which is ironic because most of your comments/post are really anti-Cena

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Timothy-Lowe-Jr/100000559123347 Timothy Lowe Jr

            My comments are about everything ill diss cena here and talk him up here it’s what I feel like saying I actually stick up for him most of the time cause he is not bad at all in either part of being a wrestler it’s wwe who makes him look bad

        • Razmos

          You do know the whole notes on the arm was a work dont you, it was part of the SCRIPTED segmant, the whole bringing it via satalite was allllll within the script, troll harder pal

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Timothy-Lowe-Jr/100000559123347 Timothy Lowe Jr

            Him not showing up for months a script to. Not trolling just reality. Just off the band wagon

    • Don

      You are DEAD ON right!

  • phatty69er

    would be nice for him to come on tv raw or smackdown to thank the fans n tell them hes finished

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Timothy-Lowe-Jr/100000559123347 Timothy Lowe Jr

      Give him 7-10 years he will.

  • Lebron James

    Thank You Rocky! *ClapClap ClapClapClap*

  • John

    The Rock will be inducted into the Hall of Fame at WrestleMania 30.. predicted it to happen a few months ago and still believe it will.

  • ILOVETHEROCK-A

    The Rock is the WWE. The King of the Attitude Era and the Trendsetter for the next generation.#fact. No one has a bigger come back than the Rock. The man can do what ever he puts his mind to he’s talented beyond measure. Perhaps, One of the GREATEST OF ALL TIME IF NOT THE GREATEST. I’M DEDICATED ROCK FAN and I know the Rock Wrestling this is definitely not his last. He will be back. The Rock never gives up and doubts only makes him stronger. Ten years ago many said he was done and he’ll never return ut he proved them wrong. That is why I admire the guy in and outside of the WWE he stays true to the millions because whatever they thro at him he always bring it laying the smack down in Hollywood and the WWE. There are still many championships, high profile matches to win, and oscars. ROCKY, ROCKY, ROCKY. Thank you Rocky <3

  • ILOVETHEROCK-A

    The Rock is the WWE. The King of the Attitude Era and the Trendsetter for
    the next generation.#fact. No one has a bigger come back than the Rock.
    The man can do what ever he puts his mind to. He’s talented beyond
    measure. Perhaps, one of the GREATEST OF ALL TIME IF NOT THE GREATEST.
    I’M A DEDICATED ROCK FAN and I know this is definitely
    not his last match. He will be back. The Rock never gives up and doubts only
    makes him stronger. Ten years ago many said he was done and he’ll never
    return but he proved them wrong. That is why I admire the guy in and
    outside of the WWE he stays true to the millions because whatever they
    throw at him he always bring it laying the smack down in Hollywood and
    the WWE. There are still many championships, high profile matches , and oscars to
    win. ROCKY, ROCKY, ROCKY. Thank you Rocky <3

  • nobody important

    I wish they would do a Youtube Reconstruction video on some of these comments. LOL