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During that time, he pulled back the curtain to reveal the original plans regarding his return and departure from the WWE and also shed some light on his current status.
Dwayne Johnson @TheRock
Mania may have been my last match. The 3 year goal was to come in & elevate the @WWE. Then proudly "do the honors". #RockTalk @TigerTomblin4/26/2013, 9:53:09 PM
As speculated, it seems like "The People's Champ" may have had his swan song at this year’s WrestleMania 29. Overall, this isn't too shocking, as The Rock has a successful movie career that is showing no signs of slowing down.
Not to mention he has really done all he can do in wrestling and has nothing left to prove. Granted, he is still relatively young enough to continue wrestling. However, risking future movie deals for a part-time wrestling gig really doesn't seem to make too much sense.
Whether you like him or not, you can't deny that he did the WWE a solid by coming back. The fact is, the company needed his star-power more than he needed the WWE's global reach.
Don't get me wrong, the WWE will survive without The Rock. Yet, I think it's safe to say that the company definitely benefited from his return. That being said, I am certain Vince McMahon would love to have "The Brahma Bull" stick around for another year or two. Although I am sure he realizes that it would be detrimental to The Rock's Hollywood future.
In the end, this return left fans with many mixed emotions.
On one hand, some were grateful for the time he gave, while others felt that it was a self-serving comeback that offered little to no payoff. Either way you slice it, you can't deny that his return was profitable for the company and, at the very least, gave fans something to talk about.