A lot of wrestling fans harbored negative feelings toward The Rock when he departed the WWE in 2002 to pursue his movie career
His sporadic appearances in the WWE since then only fueled the fire that these same fans felt and increased their hatred for him.
Recently in an interview with Variety Magazine Rock sat down and spoke on a number of topics, one of them being why he came back to the WWE.
Rock was quoted as saying:
I’m back for no other reason than to entertain the fans that had been so good to me over the years. It’s not about the dollar. I’ve been very fortunate. When you go out there and you perform, it becomes really magical.
Rock is most likely firing back on wrestling fans and some of the guys backstage who have commented that he's only back in the WWE for the large paycheck.
He also commented on what it meant to go back to the WWE:
So to be able to go back and create the biggest match of all time for them means the world to me. I took the biggest risk of my life by leaving WWE when I was on top. To be able to go back means the world to me.”
Wrestling Fans can say what they want about "The Most Electrifying Man In Sports Entertainment," and about what his real motives are when it comes to his WWE return, but what can't be argued is the fact that The Rock is one of the greatest WWE superstars of all time, so it really does not matter why he came back.