The Rock spoke to Cleveland.com to promote last night’s Raw Supershow in the city. He talks about his Wrestlemania XXVIII program against John Cena and discusses how it is more personable than his Wrestlemania X8 program with Hulk Hogan a decade ago. Below is an excerpt:
“Coming back into this world, I felt like I needed something real to sink my teeth into as a performer. And that was very real. Whatever Cena has said in the past publicly, three or four years ago, I always remembered it. Then, that gave us a nice launching point. It’s not personal. I don’t personally hate John, I don’t hate anybody but the tension is nice and real and I like it. I think it plays well into what we’re doing at Wrestlemania and people feel that. I don’t have to be your friend, I don’t want to be your friend. But when we go out there, let’s entertain the people.
But that tension is very palpable and it’s nice and real. I’ve come close a couple of times to slapping the lips off his face. It’s OK. I like his lips where they’re at for now.”
You can watch the entire interview embedded in the video below: