Chris Van Vliet interviewed The Rock in Los Angeles on Thursday to promote his new film “Furious 7.” Van Vliet asked him about Roman Reigns headlining Wrestlemania 31 against Brock Lesnar and rumors of him possibly returning for a main event against Lesnar at Wrestlemania 32.
Below are excerpts sent to us:
Whether he thinks Roman Reigns is ready to be the WWE Champion?
“Ready to headline WrestleMania and ready to be the Champ are two different things. I think that he’s in a unique position. He’s being pushed quickly, I was in that position before so I know what it’s like, but at the same time you either sink or swim so you’ve got no choice but to be ready. Fans have expressed their displeasure in it and that is the best part about the WWE Universe is that they’re so vocal and passionate about how they feel. I think he’s going to go out with Brock, who I’ve known for a very long time, and they’re going to have a hell of a match and that’s what I expect.”
On the rumors about facing Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 32:
“In Dallas? Possibly. There’s a lot of things that are up in the air. We’ll see. I would love that rematch. Whatever it is I think that you want to create something that is going to be special, memorable and especially in Dallas at that stadium and you have a shot at breaking the attendance record.”
Rock said this about CM Punk fighting for UFC:
“I think he’s going to great because he’s putting in the time to train. And he’s had the background anyway so I think he’s going to great.”
The complete interview is available at this link or embedded in the video below: