WWE: The Rock Declines Surgery to Repair Injuries from WrestleMania Match

Bill Atkinson@@BAtkinson1963Analyst IApril 13, 2013

(WWE.com photo)
(WWE.com photo)

When you are in high demand for movies and personal appearances, apparently you do not let anything like major abdominal injuries stop you.

The Rock tweeted on Saturday that he will not undergo surgery to repair the injuries suffered in last weekend’s WrestleMania 29 championship loss to John Cena. According to the tweet, it was a joint decision made by The Rock and his physicians.

In addition to his wrestling schedule, The Rock currently is in the midst of a press tour for his new movie, Pain & Gain, with Mark Wahlberg. That film opens on April 26.

He also has the latest installment of the Fast & Furious film series in the can. Plus, as he mentioned in the tweet, he is set to star in Hercules. That film is set to begin shooting later this month and should be ready by next summer.

During the match, The Rock reportedly suffered a hernia when Cena attempted his first Attitude Adjustment move. By the time the match concluded, Rock had torn his abdominal and abductor muscles. Because of the pain, he did not do his usual post-match posing and walked gingerly up the ramp.

The Rock had been set to appear on Raw the next night, but he opted to fly back home to Miami to confer with his doctors about the treatment. That prompted WWE to pull Brock Lesnar off the Raw show because Lesner and The Rock were supposed to begin a build-up to a match at WrestleMania 30 next April in New Orleans.

Rock’s next scheduled WWE appearance is at next month’s Extreme Rules pay-per-view in St. Louis. He could face Cena in a WWE Championship rematch, but that likely will depend on whether he has recovered from the injuries by then.


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